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Health Department of Northwest Michigan conducted their third island vaccination clinic yesterday—this time at the school.  That worked a lot more smoothly than the clinic at the Health Center a few weeks ago because there was room for people to come inside to wait rather than having to stay in their cars. 75 people got the jab yesterday. Combined with those vaccinated at prior clinics, that brings the total on the island to just over 250 people—approaching almost half the official population.  Most still need to get their second shot. 155 will do that at another clinic on the 17th. That will bring the number of people who are fully vaccinated to 180. 

The high vaccination rates on the island are the result of a lot of hard work from the health department and island volunteers—and driven by the high percentage of older residents along with a high percentage of younger residents who are essential workers.

This note first appeared on WVBI.net.