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State data through March 4 indicated that Michigan has received more than 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and administered more than 2.5 million vaccinations, marking a significant improvement in protection against the coronavirus in the state. ...
The MHA issued a statement supporting the decision to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special healthcare needs.
Progress is being made on both the economic and vaccine fronts in the battle against COVID-19. The MHA continues to keep members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. ...
The MHA issued a statement on the emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine issued by the Food and Drug Administration. 
Despite winter weather delaying vaccine delivery during the week of Feb. 15, nearly 1.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Michigan as of Feb. 18, according to the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. ...
As of Feb. 10, the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard indicated nearly 1.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Michigan to protect residents from the disease. While the virus continues its assault ...
The MHA appreciates the continued support of healthcare priorities in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive budget recommendation.
The MHA keeps members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage.
As Michigan hospitals continue to address the second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
A leadership change in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ( MDHHS) took place Jan. 22 when Robert Gordon announced his resignation and Elizabeth Hertel was appointed to replace him as director of the department. ...
Michigan hospitals have now given more than half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses, representing 55% of the total 909,038 doses provided in Michigan, according to data published Jan. 29 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
As Michigan hospitals continue to address the second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the impact of COVID-19 on non-COVID patients.
Among the many actions President Joseph R. Biden took on his first day in office Jan. 20 was creating a White House COVID-19 response team to coordinate federal and state efforts to fight the pandemic. ...
MHA CEO Brian Peters issued a statement on the appointment of Elizabeth Hertel as the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). 
Politico and Bridge published stories Jan. 20 that featured the MHA responding to different aspects associated with the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show Michigan has vaccinated 3,277 people per 100,000 – now second best among the Great Lakes states behind Indiana, and above the national average.
MHA CEO Brian Peters issued a statement regarding the report from The Washington Post that HHS began releasing COVID-19 vaccine reserves several weeks ago, prior and in contradiction to their announcement this week that those reserves would be made available now.
As Michigan hospitals continue to address the second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and hospital capacity.
During the holiday season and into the new year, activity has continued related to the novel coronavirus and vaccines to protect against it, including the emergency use authorization and subsequent distribution of the Moderna vaccine. ...
MHA CEO Brian Peters issued a statement on the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services expanding access to the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 65 and older and some frontline essential workers is an important step toward ending the pandemic.
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