WATCH: Gov. Whitmer gets first dose of vaccine


DETROIT, Mich. (WLNS) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer receieved her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today at Ford Field.

Whitmer got the vaccine along side her daughter.

After she gets her vaccine, she will join General Motors, the United Auto Workers, and other elected leaders to talk about the future of electric vehicles at GM’s Factory ZERO in Detroit.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun administered the vaccine to Whitmer.

“I am honored to provide Governor Whitmer with her vaccine along with these young Michiganders who will be helping encourage their friends, classmates and other peers to get vaccinated against the virus,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive. “Today I am especially asking Millennials, Generation Z age 16 and up and their parents: please get on your phone or your computer and schedule your appointment today.” 

To date, Michigan has administered 4,706,383 vaccines, moving the state closer to its goal of equitably vaccinating at least 70% of Michiganders ages 16 and older as soon as possible. As part of these efforts, Michigan is working to administer 100,000 shots per day, partnering with organizations like Ford Field to create more opportunities for Michigan residents to receive a vaccine.  

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