(Saturday - April 03, 2021) - The latest figures
released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
indicate that the Upper Peninsula is running well ahead of most of the
Lower Peninsula in the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine into the arms of
citizens. The exception in the Lower Peninsula is the sparsely populated
portions of the North. In fact, the sparse population is the reason
given for the higher vaccination success rate in both the Northern Lower
Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula.
(See photo above)
these areas are experiencing a high success rate, the sparse populations
will have little effect on the overall success rate in the State.
Here are the current vaccination figures for Dickinson
7,589 - 36%
5,331 - 25%
As of two
days ago, health officials reported that over five million doses of the
Covid vaccine have been delivered to the State. Of those, more than
four-and-one-half million have been administered.
is to vaccinate 70% of its residents by the end of the year. That means
that based on the State's population of 8.1 million residents who are
over the age of 16, 5.7 million will have to be fully vaccinated.
Photo below shows the vaccination rates in the Lower Peninsula.