(Saturday - February 27, 2021) - As of Friday,
1.35 million Michigan residents (13.5% of the population) have gotten at
least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The vaccines currently
being administered require two doses, and 774,000 (just under 8% of the
population) have gotten both. The state is currently focusing on people
ages 65 and older, and essential workers including teachers.
two manufacturers of the Coronavirus vaccines have told Michigan
officials that they intend to ship more than 400,000 doses, combined, to
the state next week. This will represent the largest delivery of the
vaccine to the State since the vaccines first became available in
Pfizer-BioNTech will ship nearly 213,000 doses and
Moderna will ship 190,000, according to Lynn Sutfin, a spokesperson for
the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
combined total is well above the 326,000 shipped in the first week of
The highest number of doses that the State has
administered in a given week was 321,000 two weeks ago. That represents
an average of nearly 46,000 doses a day.
The Michigan Department
of Health and Human services has reported that the State has the
capacity to administer 80,000 doses a day. The only thing limiting the
number of vaccinations is the limited supply.