Description – After state officials met with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Wayne County would receive 8,375 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state next week, an increase of 4,350 doses received this week from Wayne County.
However, supplies are insufficient to accelerate vaccination of currently ongoing health providers, teachers, and other high-priority essential workers.
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Evans said, “I’m fighting to make sure Wayne County gets the number it needs based on a fair and equitable formula that addresses our population, the high social vulnerability of many of our residents, and Michigan’s most diverse counties.” As our position reflects. ” “I appreciate that the state is working to distribute a very limited vaccine supply across the state, but I think more work needs to be done to ensure a reliable and equitable supply.”
Evans said he met with state officials in Lansing on Thursday because the Wayne County Public Health Division allegedly received fewer vaccines than health departments in other, less populous counties.
Evans said disparity in vaccine allocation is slowing Wayne County’s efforts to get health providers, teachers and other high-priority essential workers vaccinated under the state’s Phase 1A and Phase 1B delivery plans, Evans said.
Under an agreement between Wayne County and local health systems, county residents 65 and older are being vaccinated through those health systems.
“I will keep pressing the State of Michigan until the Wayne County Public Health Division receives the amount of vaccine needed to meet the needs of its residents,” Evans said.
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Wayne County officials will begin vaccinating K-12 teachers and academics on Tuesday at their vaccination sites at the School College and Wayne County Community College Dowriver campuses in Taylor.
More information about Wayne County’s vaccination program can be read here on its official website.
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