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State health officials hope to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts


State health department officials say they want more COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Michigan with longer hours.

Doctor Joneigh Khaldun is Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive. She says she wants people to have to travel no more than 20 minutes to a vaccination site.  

She also hopes some of the clinics could operate 24 hours a day.

“We want to get shots in arms.  But to do that we also have to really build a robust network of vaccination sites. We want to make sure Michiganders have equitable access to vaccines.”

Khaldun says the state has the capacity to vaccinate up to 80 thousand people a day, depending on the vaccine supply from the federal government.