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DHS expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility criteria

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Tuesday that it is expanding the eligibility criteria for who can get vaccinated to protect themselves against the monkeypox virus. “Expanding who is eligible to get vaccinated against monkeypox is a critical step in preventing further spread of disease,” DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake said in […]

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Children’s Wisconsin Sees Upswing in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

MILWAUKEE – Like other hospitals in the region, Children’s Wisconsin is seeing a sharp upswing in patients with the COVID-19 virus. Hospital officials on Wednesday reported an average of 20 children a day have tested positive for the virus during the Dec. 29-Jan. 4 period. That surpassed the previous high of 15 recorded the second […]

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Flu Vaccine: To Prevent Illness throughout Holiday Season

Want to stay healthy during the holiday season? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to get a flu vaccine to help them stay healthy throughout the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the New Year are fast approaching. When visiting with family and friends, the flu vaccine is a great tool to protect […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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