DHS Details End of Emergency COVID-19 Response

MADISON — The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end on May 11 per the U.S. Department of Health. Wisconsin’s case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, are significantly lower than they were during the surge in late 2021 and early 2022. Therefore, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has been making plans to move […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Health

‘Tis the season: COVID, flu vaccines recommended for everyone age 5+

Racine County residents can deck the halls with peals of healthy laughter this holiday season by making sure anyone in their household over the age of five receives both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccines can be stacked The flu, COVID, and other vaccinations can be given at the same time without outside side effects […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits, Things To Do

10 Racine County stories you may have missed this week, special bonus story included

What’s happening in Racine County this week? The news is ever-changing and evolving; it’s important that you stay informed. From local events to crime reports, stay in the know. In case you’ve missed the local news, catch up now on these 10 stories. 1. Racine Public Library: 125th-anniversary block party The Racine Public Library is turning another […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Health, Local news

36,000 Pokes Later: Regency Mall COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Marks One-Year Anniversary

RACINE – Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Ave. The clinic is funded through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare. It was established to help ensure the Racine County community had consistent and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines. “Our […]


CDC Recommends 4th COVID-19 Vaccine for Immunocompromised

COVID-19 infection risk is greater for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Therefore, the CDC now recommends a 4th COVID-19 Vaccine dose (or a second booster) for immunocompromised individuals. Those who are 12 years old and or older with moderately-to-severely-weakened immune systems should receive a total of four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. These guidelines […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Kenosha Lens

Kenosha Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Held Feb. 9

KENOSHA – A mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the ELCA Outreach Center, 1225 25th Ave., Kenosha. Those who participate will receive a $25 Visa gift card, while supplies last, as announced by Kenosha County Public Health in a news release. The clinic […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools

Op-ed: The KUSD Conundrum

The Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) reported on Monday, Jan. 10, that 21 schools (and the Educational Support Center) in the Kenosha Unified School District had moved to virtual learning since the start of the year. As of Monday afternoon, the KUSD COVID Dashboard showed 14 more schools had reached the 3 percent threshold for […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

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 […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Parenting

Racine Public Health Department Hosts “Vaccinate before you Celebrate” for Kids

The City of Racine Health Department encourages adults to take their children to receive their COVID-19 vaccines before attending holiday events. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has recently been approved for children ages 5 to 11 years old. On Wednesday, November 24, there will be a special free vaccination clinic on the Lower Level of City […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

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 […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

UW-Parkside Reaches 70% Vaccination Rate for Students

UW System President Tommy Thompson was at UW-Parkside today for “Brats and Socks for Shots.” The event was a final-push effort in the “70 for 70” campaign; its goal was to achieve at least a 70 percent vaccination rate for the student body, not including online students. Under campaign guidelines, students that received their full […]


COVID-19 booster shot: Who is eligible

On October 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made recommendations for booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Millions of people have recently become eligible for the booster, which will provide additional protection, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Individuals receiving their booster shot have […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

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 […]

%d bloggers like this: