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How long will it take Michigan to reach a 70% vaccination rate?

Release Date: April 30, 2021

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a new plan to motivate Michiganders to get vaccinated against COVID to lift restrictions.

The plan has thresholds to reach: 55%, 60%, 65% and 70% vaccinated. Theoretically, how long will it take to reach those steps? 

To answer that question Local 4 reached out to Dr. Patrick Nelson, the chairman of Lawrence Technological University’s Math and Computer Science Department.

Nelson evaluated two sets of numbers the state has: Those fully vaccinated and those with one dose. Assuming vaccination rates remain status quo, which is 33,000 shots per day and Whitmer’s guidance that she will lift work remote requirements when vaccinations of one dose hit 55%. Nelson said that should come in about 18 days.

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