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Public Health creatively finding unvaccinated

Door County Public Health is leaving no stone unturned in getting COVID19 vaccine shots into people’s arms. On Friday people can get vaccines at the Egg Harbor Farmers Market. Just a few days later on Thursday, June 15th, vaccines will be provided at the farmers market in Jacksonport. Door County Public Health Manager Susan Powers says that the department feels there are people who have the vaccine in the back of their minds but are still iffy on it. Powers hopes to put clinics in places like farm markets where a lot of people will see it will drive up interest. 

 

 

Powers says they’ll gauge the interest and possibly plan for future similar clinics. She has put in requests to the state mobile vaccination team, inviting them to come for the Fourth of July and to the Door County Fair. As more of the Door County population is vaccinated the clinics will be less frequent. There is also a strong supply of doses and vaccine providers in the community have been active. Powers says it is great and they are encouraging younger age groups to get vaccinated as that’s where the most work needs to be done.

 

 

Powers understands hesitancy in getting the vaccine to people ages 12-18. To remedy that she suggests that hesitant parents and eligible people talk with healthcare professionals on the benefits. Public Health also holds clinics each Wednesday at the ADRC Building in Sturgeon Bay and every third Thursday at the Sister Bay Fire Station. 

 

In Door County’s COVID19 report on Wednesday, there were no positive tests out of 17 tests performed. There were no new deaths or hospitalizations. 64.3% of county residents have a vaccine dose and 59.6% completed the series. In Kewaunee County, 39.9% have a dose and 37.6% have completed the series. 

 

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