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Number of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine expands on Monday

Starting Monday, every person aged 50 and up - as well as all Michigan residents aged 16 and older with underlying medical conditions or disabilities, will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Chief Medical Executive Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says an influx of vaccine doses will make it possible to further open up eligibility next month. 

“On April 5th, all Michiganders age 16 and up will be eligible.” 

Still, Khaldun says it will take some time to get everyone inoculated. 

“Now it may take several weeks for everyone who wants an appointment to receive one. So please continue to be patient. But everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one.” 

As of last week, more than two-point-one million people in Michigan have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.