Michigan launches COVID vaccine dashboard

Five days after Pfizer's COVID vaccine was approved, 244 Michiganders have had the inoculation.

Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is gearing up for what is expected to be the largest vaccine rollout in history. They formally launched that effort Wednesday with a new COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard it hopes will link patients with providers once the the vaccine is available to the general public.

As of Tuesday, 244 people in Michigan have received the first dose of the vaccine. People must receive two doses of the vaccine spaced three to four weeks apart in order to be properly inoculated against the coronavirus.

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“Current estimates are that by late spring 2021 enough vaccine will be available for everyone who is recommended to receive it,” read a press release from MDHHS. Due to limited supply, the first batch of vaccines is being reserved for frontline medical workers and people working or living in nursing homes and other congregate living facilities.

The new dashboard shows sites that are approved to administer the vaccine. So far, five such sites are listed in Kalamazoo County. The dashboard doesn’t list specific providers, but it can be assumed that both of Kalamazoo’s hospitals and the county’s health department are on that list.

Once the vaccine becomes more widely available, people will be able to find distribution sites on the state’s Vaccine Finder website.

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