The Michigan National Guard is stepping up big time by expanding its forces to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

The Nation Guard will help the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments by adding on three additional task forces.

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The surge of Soldiers and Airmen will be assigned directly to specific regions of the state including northern Michigan, mid-Michigan, western Michigan, and southeast Michigan. The MING is augmenting local health departments, as requested, in administering the vaccination in clinics in their area. 

This really shouldn't come as a surprise. I for one think this is a great idea and it gives our national guard an opportunity to step up again. Like they did when the water crisis first started to gain the world's attention, the national guard was one of the first groups here in Flint to help disturb water and supplies.

As of January 23rd, the Michigan National Guard has administered close to 32,000 vaccines to Michigan residents and with this new expansion expect to see that number skyrocket.

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