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Michigan could get COVID-19 vaccine to general public by late spring, officials say

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 19:12:20-05

The State of Michigan is actively working on plans to distribute and store a COVID-19 vaccine.

State expects to see rise in COVID-19 cases 2-3 weeks after Thanksgiving.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said that there are 48 hospitals and 12 local health departments that have the freezer capabilities to be able to receive and administer the Pfizer vaccine.

For the Moderna vaccine, there are more than 100 hospitals and health departments across the state that can store and distribute it.

According to the state, they are working with all of the sites to make sure they have what they need, as the vaccine will be available in very limited quantities at first.

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