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Ingham County will continue to seek more COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Demand for COVID-19 vaccines in Ingham County has steeply declined in recent weeks.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail describes the dropoff in the number of vaccination appointments as “dramatic.”

“At one point in time we were up to 10, 11, 12-thousand scheduled appointments in a week," said Vail. "This week, we are anticipating 5,851.”

Still, the county is ordering more vaccine. Pfizer’s vaccine may soon be approved for children as young as 12, and that would likely lead to an uptick in demand.

Vail says the county is likely to not ask for more vaccine in the coming weeks.

There currently are 132 COVID-19 cases in Lansing’s two major hospitals, down from more than 200 a few weeks ago.