PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Visits Vaccine Site in Garden City Alongside Leaders and Elected Officials
LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer traveled to a vaccination clinic in Garden City to see firsthand the collaboration and work being done to achieve the governor’s goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders, who are 16 years and older, as quickly as possible.
“As I travel across the state, I am continually impressed with the partnerships happening at these vaccination sites. Our frontline health care workers and the women and men of the Michigan National Guard are all playing a vital role in eradicating this virus once and for all,” said Governor Whitmer. “I know this past year has been difficult, but seeing this important work in action provides hope that we come out of this stronger. Until then I urge everyone to continue to mask up, socially distance, and wash our hands.”
The governor visited Garden City Hospital in State Representative Jewell Jones’s district alongside Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Garden City Mayor Randy Walker to observe the partnership between the county health department, Garden City Hospital, and the Michigan National Guard.
As of yesterday, Michigan has administered 1,994,310 vaccines, moving the state closer to its goal of equitably vaccinating every Michigander that wants a vaccine. As part of these efforts, Michigan is working to administer 50,000 shots per day through Governor Whitmer’s MI COVID Recovery Plan, partnering with private organizations and health care systems like Garden City Hospital to create more opportunities for Michigan residents to receive a vaccine.