According to the Detroit Free Press, more COVID-19 vaccines are headed to Michigan as the state ranks number 1 in the country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita over the last seven days.

Governor Whitmer asked the White House whether it would consider sending more vaccines to states with rapidly increasing COVID-19 case rates during a meeting hosted by the White House and the National Governors Association.  (Detroit Free Press)

Whitmer also said that next week Michigan will receive more vaccines to help mitigate the surge in cases in the state.  The Governor said the state's direct allocation will increase by 66,020 doses, for a total of 620,040 vaccines, a weekly record high for Michigan.  (Detroit Free Press)

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Governor Whitmer said these additional doses of the safe, effective vaccines will help us slow the spread of the virus, return to normalcy, and continue building our economy back better.  (Detroit Free Press)

According to Whitmer and the Detroit Free Press, as we work closely with our state's leading health experts to monitor COVID-19 trends, she is asking Michiganders to double down on smart precautions.

I agree with Governor Whitmer whole heartedly.  Even if you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it's important to continue social distancing and please continue wearing your mask.

There are many families dealing with difficult times and a lot of people are not taking this pandemic seriously enough.  What is it going to take to get through all of this?  Everyone being on the same page and doing the right thing to stay safe!

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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