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Whitmer gets COVID vaccine

Courtesy Governor Whitmer's Instagram

Governor Gretchen Whitmer got her first dose today (TUE) of a COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to encourage more people to do the same.

“I’m done. That’s it.”

Whitmer was given her first dose of the made-in-Michigan Pfizer vaccine at the mass vaccine site at Ford Field in Detroit.

“How did it feel?” “Good! I feel good. I feel relieved, to be honest,” said Whitmer.

The public event launched an effort to encourage people who are the most skeptical, hesitant, or difficult to reach to get vaccinated.

“This is another great moment, our ability to vaccinate more and more Michiganders and protect peoples’ lives and get back to normal,” says Whitmer.

She said the fight now is vaccinations versus faster-spreading variants as well as public fatigue with the pandemic.

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.