Ingham County Health Department

Ingham County’s top health official is concerned news of vaccinated people coming down with coronavirus infections could discourage some from getting their shots.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have nearly tripled in Ingham County in recent weeks. Deaths are also rising.

Ingham County is experiencing a higher percentage of positive coronavirus tests in recent weeks.

By the end of the week, more than 58,000 Ingham County residents will have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Even with vaccinations on the rise, the Ingham County Health Department sees some potential risks ahead.

Ingham County has reached a milestone in vaccinating seniors against coronavirus.

Ingham County’s top health official supports the announcement Tuesday that indoor capacity at restaurants will be raised from 25-percent to 50-percent.

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The Ingham County health department says it’s been able to keep up with their schedule of COVID-19 vaccinations. That’s after several health departments in the state experienced weather-related delays in vaccine shipments last week.

Ingham County’s top health official says the rescheduling of COVID-19 vaccination appointments due to Tuesday’s winter storm shouldn’t have a great effect on wait times.

The process of vaccinating teachers is underway in Ingham County.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail is viewing the February 1st reopening of restaurants with what she describes as a mix of concern and cautious optimism.