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County objects to vaccine diversion


February 12, 2021

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners will voice its objection to what they described as a diversion of COVID-19 vaccinations from rural to more populated areas of the state.

The board Wednesday unanimously approved sending a letter to the appropriate people within the offices of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Public Health and Human Services. The letter will state the county’s concern that a decision was made to divert vaccines to larger health systems in more densely populated areas of lower Michigan.

The action followed a report from board chair J...

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