(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.
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While 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 County:

First Dose:
7,589 - 36%
Completed vaccination:
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.

Michigan's goal 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.

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