Beaumont Health marks 1 year since first COVID vaccine doses were administered

Vaccine brought hope to many yet some still reluctant to get the shot

One year ago this week, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered.

One year ago this week, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered.

Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine was the first authorized by the FDA for emergency use. There was a sense of hope and relief as the vaccines rolled out and many people hoped it was the beginning of the end of the pandemic.

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Now, 200 million Americans are fully-vaccinated and many others have received booster doses.

On Dec. 14, 2020, Beaumont Hospital administered the first vaccine dose. Almost exactly a year later, with many people still unvaccinated, nurses and physicians are cancelling surgeries and seeing untold suffering.

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About the Authors:

Paula Tutman is an Emmy award-winning journalist who came to Local 4 in 1992. She's a Peace Corps alum who spent her early childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tanzania and East Africa.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.