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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist receives second COVID-19 vaccine in Flint

Gilchrist visited Mid-Michigan as part of a statewide tour to promote vaccinations.
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist receives his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Berston Field House...
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist receives his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Berston Field House in Flint.(source: WJRT)
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 7:50 AM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II got his second COVID-19 immunization shot Monday in Flint.

Gilchrist received the injection at Berston Field House at 3300 N. Saginaw St., which is hosting a community COVID-19 vaccination site.

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley, State Rep. Cynthia Neeley and Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, who is president of the Michigan State Medical Society, also were on hand for the event.

Monday’s visit in Flint was the first stop of Gilchrist’s Making Real Change tour to promote COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state.

As of Friday, 54% of Michiganders age 16 or older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 4.167 million people in Michigan have received 7.292 million doses of vaccine statewide since December.

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