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DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose For Ages 16+

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Friday that it supports the recent federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that 16- and 17-year-olds receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation calls for the booster to be administered at least six months after the second dose of the […]

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A Year in Review: COVID-19 Impact

A year ago this was our last week living our normal lives and no one knew it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our county. This virus impacted our lives in every way imaginable. From entertainment to education, our lives were drastically altered. Racine County Eye readers weighed in to share how their lives were impacted […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon for Children Ages 5-11

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wednesday that children 5-11 years may soon be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Pfizer vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week authorized Pfizer’s request to expand the emergency use authorization (EUA) to include children ages 5-11. On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered by Insurance Beginning Jan. 15

Beginning tomorrow, Jan. 15, the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” COVID-19 Action Plan, is requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests. Individuals are eligible for eight free tests each month. Under the new plan, individuals will be able to receive up to eight tests each month to monitor […]

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New Maps Provide Additional Geographic Breakdowns of COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released maps and corresponding downloadable data tables that break down COVID-19 vaccinations by new geographic boundaries. The new maps allow Wisconsinites to view existing COVID-19 vaccination data by municipalities (cities, towns, and villages), zip code tabulation areas, school district boundaries, and census tracts. “Breaking down existing vaccination […]

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Department of Health Services Reminds Citizens of COVID-19 Testing Options

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reminding citizens of the various ways to get tested for COVID-19. Wisconsinites can take advantage of going to local health departments and pharmacies to get tested as well as using over-the-counter rapid tests including free tests provided by the department.  “We have to keep working together to fight […]

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How the COVID-19 vaccine works and answers to common concerns

Politics aside, there’s a lot of misinformation about how the COVID-19 vaccine works and that has prevented some from getting the vaccine. In a TED Talk, Kaitlyn Sadtler and Elizabeth Wayne explain the science behind the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines. According to their TED bio, Sadtler researches how our body can regenerate […]