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Detroit daily Round-Up: Michigan health officials looking to vaccinate 4 million residents before flu season and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit daily Round-Up. Happy first day of the NBA season to any hoops fans out there!

Today is Tuesday, October 19, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Michigan health officials urging residents to receive flu vaccine in preparation for winter

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging state residents to get the flu vaccine for the upcoming winter season.

MDHHS has a goal of vaccinating 4 million Michiganders, and says that receiving a flu vaccine is critical due to the fact that both flu and COVID-19 viruses will most likely be spreading simultaneously.

Several Michiganders believed to be among 17 kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

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It has been discovered that six of the 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are from Michigan, with their home base being Hart Dunkard Brethren Church in Oceana County on the state's west side.

Per the Wall Street Journal, the kidnappers are demanding $17 million, equal to $1 million for each of the kidnapped missionaries.

New Coast Guard center set to call Michigan home

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A new Coast Guard National Center of Expertise designed to study the impact of freshwater oil spills has chosen Michigan to be its base site of operations.

According to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, the center will be located at two sites across the state: Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, and another at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor.

Amazon announces the availability of more than 1,000 seasonal jobs in Metro Detroit

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On Monday, Amazon announced the availability of 150,000 new seasonal jobs across the U.S., including over 1,500 in Michigan.

Interested applicants can view all national regions with open positions at www.amazon.com/apply.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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