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Childcare, school immunization requirements for 2023-24 updated by Wisconsin DHS

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced updates to its immunization requirements for children in childcare centers and schools. The new requirements include updated guidelines for meningitis and whooping cough immunizations, and documentation of previous chickenpox infection by a qualified medical professional. There are no changes to the existing exemptions for […]

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Monkeypox vaccine offered by Racine Dept. of Public Health

RACINE – The City of Racine Department of Public Health has a limited amount of JYNNEOS Monkeypox Vaccine available for eligible city residents. Monkeypox is a potentially serious disease that is caused by the monkeypox virus, a virus from the same family of viruses as smallpox. Monkeypox vaccine requirements To be eligible for the monkeypox […]


Isolation, Quarantine Periods Shortened for General Population by CDC

On Monday, Dec. 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the guidelines for people who have either been diagnosed with or have been exposed to COVID-19. The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what […]


Gov. Evers Launches $100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program to Encourage Wisconsinites to Get Vaccinated

Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wisconsin residents who receive their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin provider between August 20 and September 6 can collect a $100 Visa gift card. Wisconsinites ages 12 and older are eligible for the reward, and proof of insurance, […]


Walgreens Offering $25 Incentive For COVID-19 Vaccine

RACINE COUNTY – Walgreens, a major pharmacy chain, on Tuesday became the latest business to offer an incentive to individuals who receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The company announced that, effective immediately, anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccination at a Walgreens store will receive $25 in Walgreens Cash rewards. Those without a myWalgreens account can opt […]


Ascension Wisconsin to Host Vaccination Clinic at City’s Juneteenth Celebration

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine announced Ascension Wisconsin will host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the City’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The clinic will take place inside of the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 Caron Butler Drive, from Noon to 4 p.m. Ascension Wisconsin will administer second doses […]


Wisconsin Relaunches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Tuesday announced the re-launch of You Stop the Spread, a statewide multimedia campaign to inform and encourage Wisconsinites to take action and get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can. The campaign was initially launched in September 2020 to raise awareness and promote good public […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination at Kenosha County Clinics

Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are ending after this week, but this service will remain available — by appointment only — at two locations. The final, no-appointment-needed clinic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Friday, June 4, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. In future […]


City’s Tyler-Domer Community Center To Be COVID-19 Vaccination Site

City of Racine – Today, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, and Mayor Cory Mason announced that thanks to a partnership with the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard, another of the City’s community centers, the Tyler-Domer Community Center, will be a COVID-19 community vaccination […]


City and State Partner to Open Vaccine Clinic at Racine’s Community Centers

City of Racine – Today, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, and Mayor Cory Mason announced that thanks to a partnership with the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard, Racine’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Community Center will be a COVID-19 community vaccination location for […]


Homebound Residents, Teens Can Get Easily Vaccinated

RACINE COUNTY – Local officials are reminding residents – particularly the homebound and teens – that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available. For The Homebound The Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is partnering with Ascension Healthcare and Hometown Pharmacy to provide in-home vaccines. If you are homebound in Racine County and would […]


DHS Connecting Vaccinators with Groups Wanting On-Site Vaccination Clinics

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces it is helping employers and community-based organizations connect with vaccine providers in order to offer on-site vaccinations. This will help bring vaccinations to where people are and provide increased protection from COVID-19 in their communities. The program is part of the statewide effort to promote vaccine equity […]

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