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Health official speaks on benefits of COVID-19 vaccine

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Michigan remains the nation’s coronavirus hotspot… with the state accounting for the most new infections per capita in the US.

The Whitmer Administration has been touting vaccination as a way to deal with the ongoing wave of COVID-19.

Chief Medical Executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says there are many benefits to getting immunized.

“You don't have to quarantine," said Khaldun. "If you've been fully vaccinated and don't have any symptoms. You can travel around the country without getting a test. And you can have gatherings with other fully vaccinated people outside of your household without a mask.”

Michigan will follow CDC directives and pause administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, while doctors develop a treatment plan for an extremely rare blood clot issue that could be tied to the one-shot inoculation.

The state is aiming to have 70% of the state’s adult population fully vaccinated by July. Right now that number is at 27%