Michigan rep. criticizes Oakland County’s move to prioritize vaccinating politicians
“I would say this is wrong,” said Michigan Rep. John Reilly. The state of Michigan is currently in vaccination phase 1-B, which began on Jan. 11. “They said 80 percent of their people are over 75 and they have not been able to get the vaccine,” Reilly said. “Oakland County has offered to administer the COVID vaccine to the county’s state representatives, seniors and commissioners because continuity of government is a vital public interest during the pandemic,” Mullan’s statement reads. Local health departments have the option to prioritize the groups within the guidance they feel are most at risk and at highest need of vaccination.