(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.

The 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 mid-December.

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.

The combined total is well above the 326,000 shipped in the first week of February.

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.







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