Gov. Whitmer tours Eastern Michigan University vaccine clinic with Rep. Debbie Dingell

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer toured a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Eastern Michigan University alongside Congresswoman Debbie Dingell on Monday morning.

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The governor will be thanked frontline workers during her visit to the clinic Monday, while continuing her calls for more COVID vaccines from the federal government.

Whitmer’s visit comes as the state continues to struggle with a worsening coronavirus pandemic, reporting increased virus spread, case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths over the last several weeks.

Last week, Whitmer called on high schools to voluntarily switch to remote learning and pause all student sports in an effort to help slow virus spread. In lieu of imposing new restrictions amid the virus surge, officials also urged Michigan residents to avoid indoor dining for the next few weeks to help slow the spread.

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While infections rise throughout Michigan, Gov. Whitmer has maintained that the state is relying on coronavirus vaccinations to help curb virus spread, rather than implementing statewide orders. The governor continues to call on the federal government for a “surge” in COVID-19 vaccines, since the state is experiencing a surge in cases and hospitalizations. The Biden administration is sending extra aid to the struggling Michigan, but says it will not surge additional vaccines to the state.

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