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Ingham County health department stays on schedule for COVID-19 vacci


The Ingham County health department says it’s been able to keep up with their schedule of COVID-19 vaccinations. That’s after several health departments in the state experienced weather-related delays in vaccine shipments last week.

Health Officer Linda Vail says her department tries not to count on using doses to fulfill vaccination appointments in the same week they arrive. She says having doses on hand, and knowing that they can plan on using them the following week, is advantageous.

“Using them tomorrow if they come in today is not always the best strategy," said Vail. "If they don’t come in, then you end up canceling appointments.”

There have been more than 270 COVID-related deaths in Ingham County. Sixty-one people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 at McLaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow hospitals.