LANSING, Mich. – As Michigan gets ready to open up COVID-19 vaccination to people 65 and older on Monday, Gov. Whitmer’s advise those who are waiting to be patient and prepare.
“You should go online right now, check in with your local public health department, check on the DHHS website, watch it. And when it opens for enrollment, make sure that you get signed up,” Whitmer said. “We’re building systems as we are deploying vaccines. We’re going to have some bumps in the road, but we’re trying to move as fast as we can, because the more shots in arms, the quicker we eradicate COVID-19.”
People are encouraged to watch their emails as your hospital may reach out to you.
Michigan has been criticized for a slow vaccine rollout, which has been attributed to numbers gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Whitmer conveyed her frustration with the CDC, which first listed Michigan 43rd in the nation for initial vaccines given but now shows it is 11th.
“Whether we’re in the top 10 or we’re somewhere else, I know that Michigan is moving very swiftly. We’re improving our times every single day and I am confident that we are ready to take on more vaccines,” Whitmer said.