Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist discusses state’s new COVID vaccination phase

Michigan urges eligible residents to make appointment

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist spoke with Local 4 about the state of Michigan's new COVID vaccination phase on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020.
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist spoke with Local 4 about the state of Michigan's new COVID vaccination phase on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist spoke with Local 4 about the state of Michigan’s new COVID vaccination phase on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020.

You can watch the full interview above. He discussed how Michigan will move into the next phase of vaccinations Monday, which includes teachers, first responders, childcare providers and residents 65 years of age and older.

“Everyone getting a vaccine is key to us moving forward with our life, our economy, with our jobs, with our kids getting back to school, with all of this. This is really critical,” said Gilchrist.

Eligible essential workers, teachers and childcare workers will be notified by their employers about vaccine clinic dates and locations, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. Eligible residents should not go to any of the clinics without an appointment.

Because supply of the vaccine is limited, residents are required to get an appointment.

More information on how to set up an appointment can be found here.


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