Michigan could lose more than half of the COVID-19 vaccine doses that are allocated to the state on a weekly basis. That’s because demand is slipping.
The new policy was announced to governors by President Joe Biden’s administration. It’s an effort to get the most vaccine doses to where they’ll be used. After an initial surge in vaccinations, people aren’t lining up in the same numbers. Part of that is because the people who were the most willing were the first in line.
Michigan’s weekly allocation based on population is 281-thousand-890 doses. But it’s most recent order is for just over 140 thousand doses. The state is trying now to persuade more reluctant people to get the vaccine. If that’s a success, the state can increase its orders to get more of what’s earmarked for Michigan.