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MDHHS revises COVID-19 vaccination guidelines

The state health department is updating its guidelines surrounding vaccinations against COVID-19.

The Department of Health and Human Services is recommending Michiganders receive one dose of the bivalent COVID vaccine to be considered up-to-date.

Those who've only received earlier monovalent vaccinations aren't considered fully protected from the virus anymore.

Michigan's chief medical executive Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian says taht's even if they completed a full series of doses from older versions of the Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines.

"What we're really doing is, is aligning with public health agencies across the country, using the most reliable data we have on which vaccines are most effective. And those are the bivalence vaccines."

Bagdasarian recommends residents check with their primary care physician or local health department to see if they're up-to-date. People who are over the age of 65 or immunocompromised are also eligible for a second dose of the bivalent vaccine.