Michigan officials push for younger people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as cases surge

Anyone 16+ can get vaccinated in Michigan

A cases surge, health experts focus on getting younger people vaccinated

DETROIT – In more than a year of fighting the spread of COVID-19, the strategy has shifted.

Health experts said the key to victory is getting younger people vaccinated.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Ford Field in Detroit on Tuesday. Her 19-year-old daughter and seven Metro Detroit teens also received their vaccinations.

COVID case numbers in Michigan have been surging. There are more than 3,000 people hospitalized, and half of those people are under the age of 60.

There is an intense focus on getting young people vaccinated against COVID-19.

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About the Authors:

Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade.

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