Vaccine research participation scams on the rise

MADISON – With COVID-19 vaccine research in the headlines, state and federal authorities urge residents to be wary of vaccine research participation scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to avoid becoming a victim of an imposter scam […]

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Wisconsin officials expecting doses of Moderna COVID vaccine this week

MADISON ⏤ Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday the state is expecting shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  The shipments will begin arriving at hospitals and clinics across the state this week, his office said in a release. “Folks, this is exciting news,” Evers said in making the announcement with the state DHS. “The COVID-19 vaccine […]

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State’s COVID-19 vaccine progress data now available online

MADISON ⏤ The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Tuesday launched a new COVID-19 vaccine data webpage that includes summary metrics for allocation, shipment and total vaccines administered. It also features a graph displaying the number of vaccinations administered per day. DHS plans to provide weekly updates at 2 p.m. every Tuesday. To view […]

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Kenosha County officials working on local COVID-19 vaccine distribution

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Tuesday, county officials announced plans for the first phase of local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, which began nationally Monday. However, the general public can expect to have to wait to receive the vaccine until the second or third quarter of 2021.  Collaborative effort The county’s Tuesday announcement stated the county […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Underway In Racine County; Public Asked To Be Patient

RACINE COUNTY –  Planning has started for how the COVID-19 vaccine may eventually be distributed in Racine County, local officials reported Friday. However, details are few and residents are urged to be patient and continue to follow public health guidelines. The Central Racine County and City of Racine Public Health Departments, along with the Racine […]

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Kenosha council urges state to give COVID-19 vaccine to residents at no cost

KENOSHA ⏤ The city of Kenosha formally approved a resolution calling for the state to offer a COVID-19 vaccine to residents free of charge. The measure, principally sponsored by Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, passed unanimously Monday night.  Ruffalo pushes for funding Ruffalo encouraged his colleagues to support the measure by first reminding them that […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers delivered the Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites to continue to taking precautions to protect their health and safety as the state works to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks and months.  Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here. Hope is on the horizon in the new year, […]

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Covered for all: State OCI confirms COVID-19 vaccine will come at no cost to the public

MADISON ⏤ Tuesday, the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) confirmed that Wisconsin will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to residents. According to a release from the OCI, all health insurers will be prohibited from applying cost sharing for the vaccine.  The state also prohibits any cost associated with the administration […]

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State begins COVID-19 vaccinations at skilled nursing facilities

MADISON ⏤ Vaccinations are officially underway at Wisconsin’s skilled nursing facilities thanks to a private-public partnership with pharmacies. On Monday, residents and staff at such facilities in the state started receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccinations were part of the state’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for Long-Term Care. The program is a private-public partnership […]

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Ascension Wisconsin to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontline Caregivers on Thursday

RACINE – Ascension Wisconsin, which operates Ascension-All Saints Hospital, 3801 Spring St., plans to begin vaccinating frontline caregivers on Thursday. The health care organization announced Wednesday that in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, among the first group eligible to receive the vaccines are frontline caregivers – particularly those serving in […]

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DHS Announces Weekly Newsletter to Keep Public Informed of COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Progress

The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a newsletter the public can sign up for to get direct information about the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Every Friday, a COVID-19 update newsletter will be sent via email to people who sign up to receive it. Registration is now open, and archived copies of the […]