Vaccine News

People wait in their cars for a COVID-19 test at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on November 24, 2020.
Are You in the Next Vaccine Priority Group? Here’s the New List.

Department of Health Services finalizes recommendations from a volunteer committee of medical experts.

Dana Hanson, assistant operations manager at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire, preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccine
Next Vaccination Group Includes 65+, Educators, Prisoners, Food Service Workers

Committee’s recommendations still need DHS approval. Some groups will be at an employer’s discretion.

Dana Hanson, assistant operations manager at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire, holds a vial of COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for giving out shots to fellow healthcare workers in the first group of recipients. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic.)
Supply Still Tight, but Seniors 65+ Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

DHS asks for patience as Wisconsin’s weekly vaccine supply is still one-third of what the state should be getting.

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Mobile Vaccination Units Are Getting Deployed Across Wisconsin

Evers says he plans to extend statewide mask order that is set to expire Tuesday.

Kristen Kelm, community health division manager for  the Chippewa County Health Department, receives a vaccination to protect against contracting COVID-19. County health officers in northwest Wisconsin report strong demand for the vaccine. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Kelm)
Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine Strong, Even in Mostly Rural Counties

State health officials are attempting to speed up the vaccination process.

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The federal government plans to distribute over the coming week a total of 7.9 million doses of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer Inc. (Photo by Paul Sancya - Pool/Getty Images)
Pandemic Politics Have Moved From Shutdowns to Masks and Now to Vaccines

Slow pace that is driving divisive political rhetoric could change when President-elect Joe Biden takes office, launching $20 billion national vaccination program to vaccinate 100 million people in first 100 days.

A healthcare worker holds a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, in Miramar, Florida on December 14, 2020. - The United States kicked off a mass vaccination drive Monday hoping to turn the tide on the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak, as the country's death toll neared a staggering 300,000. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
Wisconsin Officials to Feds: We Need More COVID-19 Vaccines ASAP

Effort to vaccinate more people more quickly hindered by supply, DHS says.