Hawk Owl Helper logoCongratulations to the partnership between NMC, the Grand Traverse County Health Department, volunteers and others to turn the NMC Hagerty Center into a mass COVID-19 vaccination site. The site opened in January and will close this week after having vaccinated more than 22,000 residents. Grand Traverse County continues to exceed the state average of vaccination rates, with 65.8% of those eligible receiving the initial dose and 59.2% for completed doses.

“Utilizing NMC’s Hagerty Center for a mass vaccination site was critical to increasing the pace of delivery of these life-saving vaccines to our community,” said Health Officer Wendy Hirschenberger. “Due to the public’s willingness to protect themselves and each other, after an extremely challenging 15 months, we now stand on the verge of returning to more normalcy.”

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