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As 48.9 percent of eligible residents receive at least one dose, cases grow by over 50 percent for past two weeks

By Stephanie Díaz de León Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 51 new COVID cases this morning. Though lower than the past few days late last week and yesterday, cases overall have grown by 54.1 percent in the past two weeks. Today’s update brings the county’s cumulative total to […]

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16 and older? Get your COVID-19 vaccine, Racine County officials say

RACINE COUNTY – As of Monday, all Wisconsin residents 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Racine County officials reported “plenty of appointments available” at sites throughout the county this week. County officials added that the two-dose Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for Individuals ages 16 and 17. […]

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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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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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Registration for Vaccination Clinic Expands

Residents with underlying medical conditions who become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, March 22, can register now on the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry to receive the vaccine at the upcoming Regency Mall clinic. Residents can register for the clinic by visiting the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at https://vaccinate.wi.gov. They will then receive an […]

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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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Milwaukee VA lowers age threshold for COVID vaccinations to those 60 and older, offers Saturday walk-in clinic

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to include those enrolled veterans age 60 and older and is offering a walk-in clinic on Saturday, March 6.  Previously, the threshold had been ages 65 and older.  The medical center is reaching out directly to schedule appointments. Veterans using VEText will start seeing appointment requests via text message on their mobile devices beginning Tuesday, […]

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Racine County Selected For COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County is among four additional locations that will have community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The locations, which also include La Crosse and Marathon counties and a clinic split between Douglas and Barron counties, were announced Tuesday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The new clinics, to be operated by AMI […]

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New Program Offers COVID-19 Vaccines at Area Walgreens

MADISON – COVID-19 vaccines will be available at 178 Wisconsin Walgreens pharmacies, including eight in Racine starting Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services (DHS). DHS officials cautioned that vaccine supplies are limited (approximately 100 doses per store location) and eligible residents are required to make advance appointments via the Walgreens website. Groups […]

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Educators, child care workers among those next eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) on Tuesday announced that educators and child care workers are among the groups that will tentatively be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 1. Racine County COVID-19 Dashboard However, officials cautioned that the start date is dependent on the COVID-19 vaccine supply that Wisconsin receives […]