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Governor Whitmer on 8 Million Vaccines Administered in Michigan


May 21, 2021



Governor Whitmer on 8 Million Vaccines Administered in Michigan 


LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement as Michigan surpasses eight million vaccine doses administered. To date, 57% of Michiganders have received at least one dose.  


"Today, Michigan will surpass eight million doses administered of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines," said Governor Whitmer. "Michigan is emerging from the once-in-a-century pandemic and gearing up to jumpstart the economyThe hope that we feel today is thanks to the millions of Michiganders who have gotten vaccinated to keep themselves, their families, and communities safeWe also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to every frontline Michigander who played such a vital role keeping our communities going during uncertain times and those who continue to stand on the front lines working to get shots in arms. They are the heroes of this crisesThanks to them and every Michigander who has gotten vaccinated, on June 1stwe will be opening up all outdoor events at 100% capacity and indoor events at 50%, and on July 1st, we will be 100% open except for a few targeted guidelines to keep vulnerable populations safe. We will have the Independence Day and summer that we all crave, and together, we will build back better. Michigan is poised to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, build up our crumbling infrastructure, invest in our kids and schools, and get back to a new normal as a stronger, more resilient state."