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More than 1 million in Wisconsin get vaccinated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 1 million people in Wisconsin have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Tony Evers announced on Friday. Additionally, about 550,000 people have been fully vaccinated, based on the latest totals from the state Department of Health Services. As of Thursday, Wisconsin had administered at least […]

DHS rolls out vaccine assistance hotline

NEWS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that in addition to the numerous resources available on the DHS COVID-19 vaccine page, Wisconsinites can now call 844-684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with their vaccine-related questions. “Learning about the vaccine, trying to find a location, and registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment can […]

Where to get vaccinated in Marathon County

By Shereen Siewert The Wisconsin Department of Health Services online vaccination registry is not yet available in Marathon County, local heath officials said Wednesday, but there are other options for making appointments. Though the registry will be pilot-tested in Marathon County in the future, for now vaccine-eligible residents should register with their health care provider […]

Wisconsin supply of new vaccine will dip after next week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Teachers will be prioritized to receive the first shipment of about 48,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine coming to Wisconsin next week, a bolster in supply that won’t be matched again for several weeks, the state’s deputy health secretary said Tuesday. About 30% of Wisconsin public school […]

Just in: COVID-19 vaccine coming to Pick ‘n Save

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 4,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be distributed to Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market locations in Wisconsin this week, the state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday. Those stores are joining Walgreens as participants under a federal program to get the vaccine into underserved areas. The federal government […]

Wisconsin to get 47,000 doses of newly approved vaccine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will receive 47,000 doses next week of the newly approved coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, an amount Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called a “game changer” in the state’s fight against COVID-19. The news came the same day that teachers, child care workers, grocery store employees and others in […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives shortly in Wisconsin as new groups become eligible

By Shereen Siewert New groups of Wisconsin residents became eligible Monday to receive the COVID-19 immunization, as a third vaccine became part of the nation’s distribution chain. The Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend, which will increase availability and shorten wait times for […]

Wis. expands vaccine eligibility, Aspirus to offer vaccines to educators, childcare workers

WAUSAU – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services today further expanded Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. This means the following groups are now eligible (in order of priority): Education and childcare workers Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs Some public-facing essential workers Non-frontline essential health care personnel People in congregate living Although these groups […]

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Why AstraZenica and other vaccines used elsewhere are still unavailable in America

By Sarah Jane Tribble – Kaiser Health News The World Health Organization greenlighted emergency use of AstraZeneca and Oxford’s covid-19 vaccine this month, following in the steps of the United Kingdom, the European Union and others, who are already injecting it as quickly as possible into the masses. But the United States is still waiting. As […]

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Have a case of a Covid variant? No one is going to tell you

Christina Jewett and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Rachana Pradhan Covid-19 infections from variant strains are quickly spreading across the U.S., but there’s one big problem: Lab officials say they can’t tell patients or their doctors whether someone has been infected by a variant. Federal rules around who can be told about the variant […]

Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

Deborah Fuller, University of Washington Editor’s note: So you’ve gotten your coronavirus vaccine, waited the two weeks for your immune system to respond to the shot and are now fully vaccinated. Does this mean you can make your way through the world like the old days without fear of spreading the virus? Deborah Fuller is […]

State COVID vaccine map appears full of inaccuracies

By Robert Chappell | Madison365 The vaccine provider map the Department of Health Services announced today seems rife with errors, based on a small survey of providers listed. Several reporters across the state reached out to providers listed as having vaccine available for all eligible people, and found that nearly half were not, in fact, […]

Marshfield Clinic Health System announces plans for March 1 COVID-19 vaccination eligibility

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System announced this week its focus will remain on vaccinating the current eligible population that includes those 65 years or older, frontline health care workers, police and fire personnel and corrections staff. Wisconsin Department of Health Services has announced that starting March 1 educators, people enrolled in Medicaid long-term care […]

As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — When COVID-19 patients inundated St. Louis hospitals, respiratory therapists arriving for yet another grueling shift with a dwindling supply of ventilators would often glance at their assignments and cry, heading into the locker room to collect themselves. “They were like, ‘Man, another 12 hours of this slog of these on-the-verge-of-death patients […]

Teachers, child care workers eligible for vaccine Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in Wisconsin is about to grow. Teachers and child care workers will have priority for the vaccine starting Monday, part of a group of 700,000 people who will be newly eligible, as about half of those over age 65 have been inoculated […]