Today Spectrum Health held an online update on Coronavirus case numbers in West Michigan and say that the standout numbers in the current surge are how many young people are becoming infected and that the unvaccinated make up the overwhelming majority of current cases and hospitalizations.
The vaccine, made right here in West Michigan, is the first of the three approved vaccines to move beyond the emergency use stage for those 16 and older. The vaccine will now be known as Comirnaty and will remain available for those aged 12-15 under its current authorizations.
A pediatric ophthalmic technician at Devos Children's Hospital has caused a stir with her anti-vaccine videos on Tik Tok. Devos Children's Hospital is making the vaccine mandatory for its employees after it receives FDA approval.
Shortly after it was announced that children aged 12-15 would be eligible for the two dose Pfizer vaccine, West Michigan parents began considering whether or not their eligible kids should get the vaccine, and the short answer from West Michigan doctors is, yes.