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PHOTOS: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine


April 17, 2021  



PHOTOS: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine 


LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist received a first dose of the safe and effective Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the community vaccine site at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit after becoming eligible in the latest phase of prioritization that includes all Michiganders age 16 years or older.  


"I am proud to join millions of Michiganders in the fight against COVID-19 by getting the first dose of the safe, effective vaccine," said Lt. Governor Gilchrist. "This virus has disproportionally targeted communities of color, and now we have the opportunity to ensure equitable access to the vaccine to keep each other safe and healthyThe best thing you can do to protect yourself, family, and neighbors is to get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, so we can get back to doing the things we love together." 


To date, Michigan has administered 5,788,119 vaccines, moving the state closer to its goal of equitably vaccinating at least 70% of Michiganders ages 16 and older as soon as possible. As part of these efforts, Michigan is working to administer 100,000 shots per day, partnering with organizations like Greater Grace Temple to create more opportunities for Michigan residents to receive a vaccine.