Michigan Health Officials Say Don’t Be Picky About Vaccine Options
Millions of Americans are waiting patiently to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Here are the three choices:
1. Johnson & Johnson
According to the Detroit Free Press, those eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine should take whichever of the three options is available to them.
The Detroit Free Press also said the first shipments of the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived in Michigan this week, bumping up the state's supply of vaccine doses by more than 80,000.
When it comes to all three COVID-19 vaccine options, Health Officer Linda Vail said now is not the time to be picky as to which one you or anyone in your family receives. (Detroit Free Press)
The Detroit Free Press tells us that state and local health officials said all three vaccines which include, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer are equally effective, and advised against seeking out a particular brand.
As you know, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that starting Monday, March 8, Michigan residents 50 and older with underlying health conditions or disabilities can get COVID-19 vaccinations, and to all people over 50 on March 22. (Lansing State Journal)
According to the Detroit Free Press, since December, Michigan has distributed 3 million first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Of that figure, 105.235 doses went to Ingham County, 12,000 to Eaton County and 8,500 to Clinton County, based on the most recent figures from MDHHS.
If we take a look at the Greater Lansing area, the Detroit Free Press tells us, 113,948 people have received at least one dosage of a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 2.3 million people statewide have gotten at least one shot.