The vaccine, made right here in West Michigan, is the first of the three approved vaccines to move beyond the emergency use stage for those 16 and older. The vaccine will now be known as Comirnaty and will remain available for those aged 12-15 under its current authorizations.
A pediatric ophthalmic technician at Devos Children's Hospital has caused a stir with her anti-vaccine videos on Tik Tok. Devos Children's Hospital is making the vaccine mandatory for its employees after it receives FDA approval.
Today the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services along with Governor Whitmer announced the first four winners in the MIShotToWin.com sweepstakes. West Michigan's Larita Lee of Wyoming was one of the $50,000 winners.
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.
Grand Valley State University plans to give out $100 to 1,000 GVSU students this summer in an effort to increase the student vaccination rate before classes start this fall. Their Virus Action Team hopes to have 70% of the student body vaccinated by fall.