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Some Michigan health officials see decline in vaccine interest


Health officials in northwest lower Michigan say not enough people are coming in to get the available vaccine.

When vaccinations opened to northwest Michigan’s older population, health officials reported a “crushing demand.”

Now that appointments have opened to all ages, they can’t find enough people.

The health officer for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, Lisa Peacock says with almost half the region vaccinated, the other half seems to be hesitant.

Every day people reach out to their offices asking for information on the vaccine’s safety.

“We are happy to discuss their questions or concerns and get them over that hurdle,” said Peacock.

The health department is trying new strategies like posting scheduling links on Facebook for appointments that same day or the next one.