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Stateside: Kids and Pfizer; state hits first vaccine milestone; Michigan’s recycling pitfalls

May 11, 2021

The Federal Drug and Food Administration this week approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination for children as young as 12 years old.
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Today on Stateside, what Michigan parents should know about the news that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available to kids as young as 12 years old. And speaking of vaccinations, the state hit its first benchmark in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “MI Vacc to Normal” plan with 55% of Michiganders now having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, why recycling in Michigan isn’t as green as it could be.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual conversations below.

With vax rates at 55%, Michigan allows employers to reopen

  • Dave Boucher is a reporter with the Detroit Free Press. You can find his latest reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination rates here. 

What Michigan parents should know about the Pfizer vaccine 

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

The woodcock’s sky dance is one of northern Michigan’s spring thrills

  • Dan Wanschura is Morning Edition host and broadcast director at Interlochen Public Radio.

Ann Arbor shop aims to cut down on plastic with a “bring your own container” model

  • Emma Hess is the owner of BYOC Co. in Ann Arbor.

Into the bin…then what? Improving Michigan’s recycling picture