Vaccine News


A researcher at Aalborg University looks at samples from behind a safety screen during the screening and analysis of all positive Danish coronavirus samples for the virus variant cluster B117 from the United Kingdom, in Aalborg, Denmark on January 15, 2021, during the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. - The B117 coronavirus strain, which emerged in Britain late last year, has been shown to be between 40 and 70 percent more contagious than variants which have spread previously.
Michigan Needs More Vaccines to Fight New Coronavirus Variants

As it became clear the assistance states counted on from the federal government weren’t coming, Michigan diagnosed its first case of the more infectious B.1.1.7 strain of COVID.

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Pope Francis Just Got the COVID-19 Vaccine

"Vaccines for everybody, especially for the most vulnerable and needy," Pope Francis said.

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Federal Mismanagement Derailed Michigan’s COVID Response—Again

The lack of an efficient federal strategy set Michigan’s vaccination campaign back, but progress is already being made to right the ship, officials say.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is implementing a plan to ensure Michiganders have access to enough vaccine doses.
Gov. Whitmer Wants Michigan to Buy Vaccine From Local Pfizer Plant

Michigan will soon have access to more doses of the vaccine, but not nearly enough to keep up with demand. So Gov. Whitmer has a plan.

Thousands of doses of COVID vaccine are now available to Michigan teachers and students as the state enters Phase 1B of the rollout plan.
Michigan Teachers Are Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination rollout began on Monday. Here’s what local educators and their families are saying about their eligibility.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants classrooms reopened by March 1, but  COVID vaccinations could make all the difference for school staff and students.
Michigan’s March Deadline to Resume Classroom Instruction Sets Off Race for Vaccination

Parents are eager to get kids back in the classroom, and vaccinations could make the transition safer for everyone.