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Dr. Khaldun talks about Michigan's COVID-19 vaccinations efforts

Vaccine Push
Posted at 8:45 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 20:45:53-05

(WSYM) — We're taking a closer look at vaccine distribution in our state in tonight's 7 UpFront segment.

Right now, the drive is to get shots into the arms of people so we can start working out way back to some type of normal during this pandemic.

We're being joined by the state's chief medical officer Dr. Joneigh Khaldun to talk about it.

You can see the full interview tonight in the video player above.

"I'm very pleased with the progress we've made across the state. There were days last week when we saw there were about 40,000 shots that got put into arms, so I'm very please with the work of our local health departments, our health systems, and our pharmacy partners as well," Khaldun says. "There is more work to do, but we have certainly made incredible strides when it comes to vaccinating as many Michiganders as possible, as quickly as possible."

"I'll just say the biggest issue we have is there are simply not enough vaccines to go around, there are not enough appointments for everyone who is eligible to get a vaccine right now. And that's why we have been advocating at the federal level to get more vaccines into the state of Michigan," she says.