LANSING, Mich., January 12, 2021 – Yesterday, the state entered Phase 2 of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination. This comes weeks after the state’s botched rollout of Phase 1, which they had months to prepare for but failed to do so. The second phase significantly expands the criteria for individuals who want to be vaccinated.
This pivot occurs as reports of mismanagement of the vaccination distribution run rampant. According to Chad Livengood of Crains Detroit Business, there are hundreds of thousands of doses of the vaccinations that have been distributed but not administered to Michiganders.
“I am happy to see the state loosen the restrictions they put in place on the COVID-19 vaccination. This should have been done from the get-go, and I am incredibly disappointed that the state did not prepare for this important endeavor.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I pray that the preparation on Phase 2 is better than what we’ve seen with Phase 1, and that all Michiganders who are vulnerable and on the frontlines have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.”