Governor Whitmer & Lt. Governor Gilchrist on 6 Million Vaccines Administered


April 20, 2021  

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Governor Whitmer & Lt. Governor Gilchrist on 6 Million Vaccines Administered 


LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist today issued the following statements as Michigan is set to surpass six million vaccine doses administered, with the most recent one million vaccines administered in a record 11 days.  


Today, Michigan will surpass six million doses administered of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines,” said Governor Whitmer. “My daughter and I were proud to add two to that number on April 6, and my administration and I will not stop until we reach our goal of equitably vaccinating 70% of Michiganders ages 16 and up. Our rollout continues picking up steam. We’ve administered six million doses in just over four months, and we went from five to six million in only 11 days. Despite the incredible progress we have made, however, we are still fighting this virus. The rising cases and hospitalization rates are a reminder that we must continue masking up, socially distancing, washing our hands, and crucially, getting vaccinated. Michigan is also working closely with our federal partners to surge life-saving therapeutic treatments that will help keep people out of the hospital. We still have strong public health laws on the books, and I know that if we keep pressing on with our individual efforts to slow the spread and get vaccinated, we will emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever and celebrate Independence Day together with friends and family. We will become the state that beats this damn virus.” 


To date, 45% of Michiganders have received at least one dose, with 30% of Michiganders being fully vaccinated, moving the state closer to its goal of equitably vaccinating at least 70% of Michiganders ages 16 and older as soon as possible. The state has repeatedly hit its daily dose goal of 100,000 shots. 


I was proud to join the millions of Michiganders who have received least one safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine dose this past Saturday,” said Lt. Governor Gilchrist. “We can end this virus on our own terms by making sure that everyone eligible to receive a vaccine gets one. I want to encourage everyone to connect with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to make sure they’ve made an appointment. Getting  vaccinated is the best thing you can do to protect yourself, family, and our collective community—it paves the way for us to get back to doing the things we love together.