Door County residents that are 65 years and older and who still have not received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can start booking an appointment on Tuesday with the Door County Health Department. Door County made it through all 1,400 people on their original waiting list and will add up to another 700 people this week. Door County Health and Human Services Director Joe Krebsbach says nearly one-fifth of the county's population has received at least their first dose of the vaccine. To avoid a repeat of having to cancel appointments due to a shortfall of vaccines allotted to Door County that occurred a few weeks ago, Krebsbach shares the approach being taken this week.
Krebsbach notes that any Wisconsin resident can schedule an appointment to get the vaccine. Door County confirmed Monday that they received 360 first doses and 60 more second doses for this week. Senior citizens, frontline healthcare workers, EMS, law enforcement, or firefighters are currently on the list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health Services is expected to name other eligible groups within the next week.