(CBS DETROIT) – Healthcare employees at St. John’s Hospital are among the first in the state to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

This comes as Henry Ford and Beaumont hospitals have started to vaccinate their employees.

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Ascension Michigan operates over 16 hospitals and hundreds of health facilities.

The medical group employs roughly 23,000 healthcare workers. 

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