The new group of eligible people for the COVID-19 vaccine started Monday as teachers and childcare workers are now being given top priority in the state. Door County Medical Center issued a joint-issued statement last Friday with several other healthcare providers and Northeastern Wisconsin agencies. Local health systems and departments are urging patience as eligibility may not mean the vaccines are readily available. Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Heise shares the focus on getting the vaccine in arms this week.
This week's eligible group for the vaccine also includes people on Medicaid long-term care programs and some public-facing essential workers like public transit and grocery store workers. Non-frontline healthcare personnel, along with congregate living setting staff and residents, are eligible as well. For more information on scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.dcmedical.org/coronavirus.
In an effort to more effectively administer the COVID-19 vaccine, Kewaunee County Public Health officials are asking for help from people who may still be on the waiting list, but have already received the vaccine elsewhere. You can read the news release here.