LANSING, Mich., Jan. 22, 2021 — State Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) received the first dose of her COVID vaccination at 11 a.m. today. 13 Michigan lawmakers have tested positive for COVID over the past year, with the late Rep. Isaac Robinson passing away from suspected complications associated with the virus.
“This vaccine seems to be the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve all been praying for,” said Johnson. “The governor’s aggressive plan is just what we need to make sure we can get this vaccine to as many people as possible as quickly as possible and slow the spread of this deadly virus. We still have a long and difficult path to heal the wounds caused by COVID, but this is a vital step on that journey.”
At the end of 2020, Congress appropriated $90 million in additional resources for vaccine distribution in Michigan through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. This week, Gov. Whitmer announced a plan to use this federal funding to bring Michigan closer to her goal of 50,000 shots in arms per day.
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