Following the FDA and CDC emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, Grand Rapids Public Schools has announced they will hold vaccine clinics in all elementary and PK-8 school buildings starting next week...
For many West Michigan families, this is great news as school outbreaks have become a normal part of the school year and the only effective mitigation technique for younger students was universal masking, which many parents have pushed back on.
Today the parent company that runs Mercy Health System in West Michigan, Trinity Health based in Livonia, announced that they will immediately begin requiring that employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
As part of today's press conference the governor, along with Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, announced vaccination goals that would be tied to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the state.