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CDC advises Michigan to lockdown, no additional vaccines

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 13, 2021 | Michigan

Arizona launching new state vaccination site serving North Valley at Scottsdale’s WestWorld

| Apr 5, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced a new state COVID-19 vaccination site serving the North Valley area will open at WestWorld, the Scottsdale exhibition center, on Thursday, April 22. ADHS, Cigna, and Scottsdale are among those partnering to open an indoor site offering...[ Read More ]

Gov. DeSantis issues executive order prohibiting 'vaccine passports'

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 5, 2021 | Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order last week that will ban the use of “vaccine passports” in the state. “Vaccine passports” is a shorthand phrase for official documents that certify that someone is vaccinated. The passports would allow for business to restrict certain services only to people who...[ Read More ]

Inslee expands vaccine eligibility to all adults starting April 15

Michael Goldberg | Mar 31, 2021 | Washington

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that starting April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.     At an afternoon press conference, Inslee said: We must do everything possible to ensure that we can keep cases down. We have concerns...[ Read More ]

HHS to invest over $6 billion in Community Health Centers to improve vaccine access

Emily Boerger | Mar 26, 2021 | Federal

The Biden administration announced on Thursday a $6 billion investment in Community Health Centers to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations, treatment, and testing. The money, which comes from the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act, will be used to specifically target vulnerable, under-served populations. According to data from the White House,...[ Read More ]

Gov. Whitmer vetoes bill that would limit MDHHS emergency orders

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 25, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would limit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) ability to issue emergency orders on Wednesday. The bill comes as part of a long effort by Michigan Republicans to limit the executive powers of the governor and her appointees. Senate...[ Read More ]

First COVID-19 related double lung transplant performed in Detroit

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 18, 2021 | Michigan

A Wyandotte woman received what is believed to be the first double-lung transplant for someone who’s lungs were irreparably damaged due to COVID-19. She received the transplant at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Jackie Dennis tested positive for COVID-19 in November. She was pregnant at the time. Doctors induced...[ Read More ]

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