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Spectrum Health reaches half a million COVID vaccinations; 1 million COVID tests

Spectrum Health officials continue to urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health West Michigan has given more than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines and administered more than 1 million COVID-19 tests. 

The hospital system announced the milestones Tuesday afternoon. 

"It's amazing," says Roger Smith, Spectrum's director of laboratory services. "It's a testament for our staff and their commitment to helping our community."

Since March 2020, Spectrum Health has given 1,005,951 COVID-19 tests. The hospital network hit the million mark last week. 

Health care workers within Spectrum Health have administered 500,771 COVID-19 vaccines, hitting the 500,000 milestone late last week. 

Spectrum vice president of advanced practice provider services Keith Hustak says he hopes the community will help lower the cases.

"Every time that we have asked our community to step up and do those things, they've done it, and we've been able to kind of curve and send this disease back down," says Hustak.

Spectrum offers drive thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Both tests and vaccines are by appointment only. You can make a vaccination appointment here, and a testing appointment here.

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