Michigan reached 60 percent of the population ages 16 and older and received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state said on Friday.
As of Thursday, nearly 4.87 million residents had received their first dose. The state’s goal of achieving herd immunity is 70 percent vaccinated, which would require more than 800,000 additional people to get vaccinated.
According to state data, 48.7 percent of 16-year-olds in Michigan are fully vaccinated, which means they’ve received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with one dose.
“Thanks to everyone in Michigan who has worked to protect themselves, their families and their community,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a statement. “Thanks to the relentless efforts of countless frontline workers who risk their own safety to keep the rest of us going, we can all feel a sense of optimism. … “
In Michigan, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have continued to decline for weeks.
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