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State Supports COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Monday announced that it supports the recommendation that a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine should be given to some segments of the population. “Our nation’s leading medical experts reviewed the available data and recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster doses be provided to some people […]

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State Experts Urge Residents to Mask Up, Vaccinate

MADISON – As the three-day Labor Day weekend is about to begin, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to celebrate safely and continue taking steps to protect themselves and others against COVID-19. As of this week, both Wisconsin and Racine County are seeing very high case activity, The 7-day statewide average of […]

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Masking, Vaccines Urged For State’s Schools

MADISON – Wearing masks while indoors, vaccines for eligible students and staff, and COVID-19 testing are among the strategies recommended for Wisconsin’s schools by the state Department of Health Services (DHS) and the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The newly launched Back to School for Parents and Families webpage includes additional information about routine vaccinations, access […]

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COVID-19 vaccines help people against the variant, even though there are breakthrough cases, health officials say

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to mask up and get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. Dr. Michael O. Frank The reason: The Delta variant has a higher transmission rate than COVID and the majority of people hospitalized are among those who have not […]

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Dr. Michael O. Frank, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. In Racine County, about half of the 196,000 residents in Racine County received at least one dose of the vaccine and 46 percent of all residents have completed the […]

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COVID vaccines in Racine County: Why the needle hasn’t moved much

RACINE – When it comes to people getting COVID vaccines in the City of Racine, the needle hasn’t moved much over the last few months, said Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the public health officer for the City of Racine Public Health Department. She said that many people don’t believe in the vaccine, don’t understand it, or can’t […]

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Local Health Officials Urge COVID-19 Vaccination

RACINE COUNTY – Local health officials are strongly encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a highly infectious variant of the virus is spreading quickly around the country.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker, Racine County has seen a three-fold increase in COVID-19 cases in the past week, […]