(WXYZ) — Wayne County will begin vaccinating teachers, just a month before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she hopes to have all students back for in-person learning in some form.
According to the county, it received 8,375 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, an increase from the 4,350 doses it received last week.
While it is nearly double, it is still insufficient, according to the county, to expedite vaccinations for health providers, educators and others.
With the first doses, K-12 teachers and education workers in the county will get the vaccine at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College and a new location at the Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus in Taylor, which opens this week.
Teachers will be contacted by the individual school district and given a time for their vaccine.
“I will continue to press the State of Michigan until the Wayne County Public Health Division receives the amount of vaccine required to meet the needs of its residents,” Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said.
Next week, the county expects to get 2,925 second doses of the vaccine, which will be administered to those who were first vaccinated three weeks ago.