Door County Public Health announced Friday that at some point next week an online scheduling system will be implemented for those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The broadening of the eligible groups has necessitated the shifting of strategy for vaccine scheduling by the health department. Health and Human Services Director Joe Krebsbach says the increase of the vaccine allocations has challenged appointment-by-phone scheduling. The existing waiting list has been capped with those individuals being scheduled in the next two weeks.
When the online scheduling begins at some point next week, a limited number of appointments will be booked at the Sturgeon Bay site. Door County Health was able to vaccinate 678 people this past week. Future clinics are being planned in Northern Door with a clinic being provided next week on Washington Island. Vaccinations are also being done through Door County Medical Center and local pharmacies. State data now shows that 73.5 percent of Door County residents 65 and older have received at least their first dose of the vaccine You can read the complete new release by Door County Public Health here.