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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As of Monday, April 5, all residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for individuals ages 16 and 17. The Central Racine County Health Department, the City of Racine Public Health Department, and the Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Regency Mall […]

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‘We’re not given the option to get vaccinated’: Advocates work to narrow racial and ethnic disparities in Wisconsin

By Bram Sable-SmithWPR/Wisconsin Watch Barbara felt ecstatic in January when a Wisconsin Department of Health Services letter confirmed that she and her parents were eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. The 28-year-old education student lives with her parents in Milwaukee. All three share caretaking duties for Barbara’s young child, who is on the autism spectrum. That unpaid […]

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State Supreme Court Overturns Mask Mandate

MADISON – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority to issue multiple health emergencies, including a statewide mask mandate, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 ruling overturns Gov. Tony Evers’ latest 60-day public health declaration, issued in February. It was set to expire next Monday (April 5).  […]

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Kenosha County, Grace Welcome Center Partnering in COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Effort

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Public Health and the Grace Welcome Center are working together on a neighborhood outreach effort to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved populations. Public Health employees and volunteers earlier this week staged a three-and-a-half-hour, walk-in clinic in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., Kenosha. Another […]

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Appointments Available Next Week at Regency Mall Vaccination Clinic

Appointments for the community-based vaccination clinic at Regency Mall are rapidly filling up for the week of March 29, while there are many appointments still available for the week of April 5. Residents can register for the clinic by visiting the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at https://vaccinate.wi.gov. They will then receive an invite to book […]

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Racine County Emergency Operations Center marks anniversary

RACINE – Friday marked the first anniversary of the Racine County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation to manage and support the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out emergency management and ensuring its continuity. It is set up during large or complex incidents that require a high […]

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Wisconsin has wasted few COVID-19 vaccine doses, data show

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch Wisconsin vaccine providers reported 2,247 wasted or spoiled doses of COVID-19 vaccine through February, state Department of Health Services records show. That’s less than 0.16% of the more than 1.4 million vaccine doses administered statewide during that same period. The figures track waste only from providers receiving doses from the […]

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How to Get a COVID-19 Shot in Wisconsin: Vaccine Hunters Share Tips

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch Robin Davis was thrilled to learn that Wisconsin deemed her family eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1. That offered hope that she and her children could soon safely venture outside their Milwaukee home. For the past year, the 56-year-old has mostly hunkered down with her son, 26, and daughter, […]