LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolled out her “MI Vacc to Normal” plan and spelled out the benchmarks Michiganders must meet in order for the state to fully reopen.
However, Whitmer has not responded to questions regarding what will happen if the state fails to reach those numbers.
Michigan’s border counties have a low vaccination rate and this leaves some health experts questioning whether some Michiganders received the shot in neighboring states like Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. If Michiganders did received the COVID-vaccine in another state, health officials say they should update their records.
Vaccine hesitancy is another concern. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been paused in some spots because of reported blood clots appearing in a handful of patients who received the shot.
In addition, the Gov. Whitmer’s office has not responded to questions from Great Lakes News regarding how people who have already recovered from COVID-19, and therefore have the antibodies, will be factored into these benchmarks.