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Lieutenant Governor says "nothing wrong with making informed decision to get COVID-19 vaccine"

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With vaccination rates in Michigan slowing, state democratic leaders are working to curb hesitancy.

The City of Detroit, and many areas outstate, now have more doses than people willing to get them.

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist says there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make an informed decision.

“People have questions and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It is okay to ask questions.”

The City of Detroit recently started offering a 50-dollar debit card for driving people to get immunized.

Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer rolled out her plan for fully reopening the state and removing COVID-19 mitigation efforts. She says 70-percent of adults must get at least one dose of the vaccine in order to lift mask and gathering requirements.