Chart: Michigan COVID vaccine coverage

A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Here we are tracking Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage.

This data is from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

“Completion” is defined by the MDHHS as the percentage of Michigan residents receiving two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“Initiation” is defined as the percentage of Michigan residents who have received either one or more doses of any vaccine.

Note from state on May 13, 2021: As of 5/13/2021, the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard includes the population 12 years and older. This increases the population denominator by 497,961 people (from 8,096,917 to 8,594,878) and explains the decrease in initiation coverage (52.7% among Michiganders 16 and older and 49.7% among Michiganders 12 and older). In any figure where age group is a drop-down option, 12-15 year olds may be removed in order to view coverage as displayed previously (16 years and older). The Vacc to Normal gauge above the dashboard will continue to reflect coverage based on the population 16 years and older.

Important dates for context:

  • Dec. 12, 2020: The first wave of COVID-19 vaccines began to be distributed across the United States, with shipments arriving in Michigan.
  • Dec. 19, 2020: The state of Michigan reported about .3% of residents had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Jan. 11, 2021: Michigan moved into the next phase of vaccinations, which included teachers, first responders, childcare providers and residents 65 years of age and older.
  • March 22. 2021: Starting March 22, all areas of the state were allowed to implement vaccination of people who are aged 50 and up (part of what the state was calling “Phase 2″ at the time), as well as vaccination of people aged 16 and up who have disabilities and/or medical conditions, as well as their caregiver family members and guardians.
  • April 5, 2021: Vaccine eligibility was expanded statewide to all Michigan residents who are 16 years old and older.
  • April 13, 2021: Michigan temporarily paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reports of a few rare instances of blot clots forming in U.S. citizens who received that vaccine.
  • April 24, 2021: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services started recommending again that vaccine providers across the state start using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • April 29, 2021: Michigan announced four specific vaccination goals that, once they are reached, will directly trigger the loosening of certain COVID-19 restrictions across the state. Read here.
  • May 7, 2021: Michigan announced 54% of adults ages 16 and up had at least one COVID-19 shot, a roughly 2.5 percentage point jump after factoring in people who were vaccinated outside the state or at federal facilities.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States (CDC)

More: Michigan COVID data section

About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.