Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Tuesday that everyone age 16 and over in Wisconsin will be eligible for the COVID19 vaccine beginning on April 5th. Governor Evers called it a major milestone in Wisconsin’s fight against the virus. Wisconsin is able to issue this eligibility date four weeks earlier than previously expected. Door County Director of Health and Human Services Joe Krebsbach notes that there has been no clear indication of what this will do for Door County’s current vaccine supply or distribution process.
Though everyone is eligible beginning April 5, some areas of the state may have a higher demand for vaccinations and may have waitlists. While the news is heading in the right direction, Krebsbach alluded to Door County’s uptick in cases this past week, urging residents to remain vigilant in mitigation practices.
In Door County, 41.3% of residents have received at least a dose of the vaccine. In Kewaunee County, 26.5% of residents have received a dose.