Ottawa County has the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Grand Rapids area. Due to this, Spectrum Health announced it’s bringing back some visitor restrictions to their hospitals and outpatient sites.
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.