DETROIT – After state officers met with Wayne County govt Warren Evans, Wayne County will obtain 8,375 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine subsequent week from the state, a rise from the 4,350 doses Wayne County obtained this week.
Nonetheless, the provision stays inadequate to expedite vaccinations of well being suppliers, educators, and different high-priority important staff at the moment underway.
”I’m combating to make sure Wayne County receives the variety of doses it wants based mostly on a good and equitable method that displays our inhabitants, the upper social vulnerability of a lot of our residents and our standing as Michigan’s most various county,” Evans stated. “I respect that the state is working to distribute a really restricted vaccine provide to your complete state, however I feel extra work is required to make sure a dependable and equitable provide.”
Evans stated he met with state officers in Lansing Thursday as a result of the Wayne County Public Well being Division reportedly obtained fewer vaccines than well being departments in different, much less populated counties.
The disparity in vaccine allotment was slowing Wayne County’s efforts to vaccinate well being suppliers, educators, and different high-priority important staff beneath the state’s Part 1A and Part 1B distribution plan, Evans stated.
Below an settlement between Wayne County and native well being techniques, county residents 65 years of age and older are being vaccinated via these well being techniques.
”I’ll proceed to press the state of Michigan till the Wayne County Public Well being Division receives the quantity of vaccine required to satisfy the wants of its residents,” Evans stated.
Wayne County officers will start vaccinating Okay-12 academics and training staff Tuesday at its vaccination websites at Schoolcraft School and Wayne County Group School Downriver Campus in Taylor.
Extra info on Wayne County’s vaccination program can read on its official website here.
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