Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Buy More Coronavirus Vaccine Doses, Despite Growing Surplus

Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Buy More Coronavirus Vaccine Doses, Despite Growing Surplus


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to buy more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine directly from the company, despite a growing surplus in the state.

“This direct purchase will fill a two-week lag in supply and ensure that we can continue to ramp up our vaccination efforts across Michigan. It is also consistent with Operation Warp Speed’s commitment to deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to Americans as quickly as possible,” Whitmer said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Whitmer blamed “inconsistent and confusing information from federal officials” for the state’s slow rollout of the vaccine in the state.

Via the Free Press:

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Data released Monday morning by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show Michigan is 40th when it comes to administering doses per 100,000 people. The site states 765,900 doses of

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