COVID-19

Vaccination rates getting a boost from Delta

Rising infection rates are causing more people to consider getting the shot.

The recent resurgence of COVID-19 in Michigan is having a beneficial side effect. It’s convincing more people to get vaccinated.

Vaccination rates slowly declined throughout the late spring and early summer as people eager to get the jab did so. That left tens of thousands of Michiganders who were hesitant or outright opposed to being inoculated.

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Average vaccination rates hit a low point in early July with fewer than 8,000 people getting inoculated per day at one point.

That average has climbed recently, hitting between 10,000 and 12,000 shots per day in the past week.

Health experts say the increase is being spurred by businesses and universities mandating the vaccines, but also by previously hesitant folks seeing the negative outcomes of not getting vaccinated.

[Michigan Radio]

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