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More COVID-19 vaccine doses to be sent to Ingham County


Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail says the state of Michigan will soon begin sending more COVID-19 vaccine to the county.

A week ago, Vail told reporters that Ingham County was vaccinating 1,000 health care providers a week, but had the capacity for more if they had more vaccine. Since then, the state has agreed with her request.

“They doubled our allocation for first doses, and sent us 975 second doses,” said Vail.

That means that starting next week, the county will be able to give about 2,000 people their first shot while another thousand will get the second required dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

She hopes her department will provide those 3,000 vaccinations over the course of three days.

To date, Ingham County has 189 COVID-related deaths.