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Detroit’s COVID-19 vaccine supply expected to triple next week

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Detroit’s coronavirus vaccine supply is expected to triple next week. The increase allows city residents 65-years and older to get the shot.

Mayor Mike Duggan says hospitals have been using online records to schedule patients for vaccines. But, he says that policy leaves out some Detroiters.

“A lot of Detroiters don’t have computers," said Duggan. "A lot of Detroiters don’t have a primary care doctor. This method wasn’t working and the result is that today, about 8% of the residents in Michigan have been vaccinated but only 3% of Detroiters.”

Duggan says the city is working to close that gap with its vaccination efforts at TCF Center. According to Detroit’s COVID-19 data, the city health department has administered more than 14-thousand doses so far.