vial of the Pzfier COVID-19 vaccine
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More than 2.5 million people in the state have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On April 5, all Michiganders 16 and older will be eligible to get their shot.

WKAR put the call out for what listeners wanted to know about the vaccine and the ongoing pandemic.

gloved hand holding vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. Secretary of Defense/ Wikimedia Commons

WKAR is answering your questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines with Ingham County Health Officer, Linda Vail and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director, Elizabeth Hertel.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the former head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have waived a confidentiality clause included in the director’s separation agreement. In a letter to the Michigan House Oversight Committee Thursday, Robert Gordon confirmed the confidentiality clause had been waived, but declined to testify before the committee.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on Michigan’s communities of color.

Research has found during the first four months of the pandemic, the COVID death rate for African American Michiganders was nearly 7 times higher than white ones.

Michigan State Hockey Keeps Rebuilding, Even Through Challenging Times

Dec 29, 2020
MSU Hockey
Austin Winslow

The Spartans look to keep last season’s momentum going, both on and off the ice.

Elena Shklyar
Elena Shklyar

Spartan varsity athletes have navigated a lot of challenges due to the pandemic, with Shklyar and her teammates keeping an eye on playing this season.

Emergency Shelter at Gier Community Center
City Rescue Mission of Lansing

As temperatures get colder, it becomes more critical for people experiencing homelessness to find warm and safe shelter.

Sarah Lehr of the Lansing State Journal reported last week, the city of Lansing plans to clear an encampment located on the corner of North Larch Street and East Saginaw Highway.

East Lansing-Based Personal Trainer Figures Out His Way To Keep Clients Healthy

Dec 15, 2020
Brent Hughes

Antone Price has been laid off twice from his gym during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped him from keeping his clients trained and his business growing.

As the state grapples with a predicted surge of COVID-19 cases around the holidays, health officials are focused on trying to slow the spread of the virus.

Michiganders are in the middle of a three-week epidemic order from the State Department of Health and Human Services, limiting indoor gatherings

Lansing Catholic Track Star Noel Spence Expands His Skills During Pandemic

Nov 16, 2020
Noel Spence

Spence, a Lansing Catholic junior, hopes to make a name in prep and collegiate decathlon.