Metro Detroit county leaders express frustration with COVID vaccine rollout
DETROIT – On Monday, frustration grew as seniors trying to get vaccinated found out the wait may take longer than expected. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is blaming the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and saying that the focus has shifted away from seniors. The MDHHS has now allowed other essential workers to get vaccinated and Hackel believes that move wasn’t the right one to take. There have been issues all over not just in Michigan and the rollout has caused confusion and concern for many. We have highly encouraged vaccine providers to prioritize vaccination of older residents as they begin to expand their vaccination efforts.
Details on when COVID-19 vaccine could be made public for use
New TodayBefore any COVID-19 vaccines can be rolled out to the public they have to be granted an emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration. Doctor Arnold Monto, a world class epidemiologist from the University of Michigan School of Public Health will lead the vaccine advisory committee. In terms of where the vaccine will go first in Michigan, those details are still being finalized. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 320,506 as of Tuesday, including 8,688 deaths, state officials report. READ: 97 takeaways from epidemiologist’s deep-dive into Michigan COVID-19 spread, deaths, future outlookNew COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Michigan.