LANSING, MI—The Whitmer Administration today announced the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Michigan PK-12 educators.

Following this announcement, Launch Michigan—an unprecedented partnership of business, education, labor, philanthropy and civic leaders working together to improve K–12 education in our state—issued the following statement:

“Today’s announcement affirms the essential status of Michigan’s educators,” said Launch Michigan president Adam Zemke. “Placing them near the front of the line when it comes to vaccine access shows how critical their work is to the future of our state and its children. We look forward to the day each and every teacher, administrator and support staffer is protected from the dangerous impact of COVID-19 and commend the Whitmer administration for today’s important action.”