Stories tagged: "Julie Willems Van Dijk"

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.

Chestina Schubert raises her hand as she becomes the first person at University Hospital to be vaccinated on Dec. 17. Herd immunity, or vaccinating 70% of state residents, will not be likely by fall unless the federal government increasing vaccine allocation to Wisconsin. (Photo provided by UW Health)
Wisconsin Will Not Meet Herd Immunity by Fall Without More Vaccine Doses

DHS says federal government needs to double or triple the amount of weekly doses it is shipping or 70% of residents will not be vaccinated by the fall.

Jacob Luttropp, a registered nurse at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire who works directly with COVID-19 patients, became the first healthcare worker there to receive a vaccine to protect against the virus on Dec. 18. (Julian Emerson photo).
Rural Wisconsin Is Already Getting COVID-19 Vaccine, and a Second Type Is on the Way

Moderna vaccine won’t need super-cold storage, but Pfizer’s is also getting distributed statewide despite Republican politicians’ stated concerns.

Wisconsin National Guard members Sgt. John Clark, left, and Spc. Madeline Westrick gather samples at a drive-up COVID-19 testing site near Baraboo on April 29. The guard continues to play a key role by running free testing sites across the state as cases surge. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Health Officials Are Concerned Not Enough People Are Getting Tested for COVID

Once vaccinated, individuals need to continue taking precautions as it will take several months to distribute the vaccine.

Wisconsin National Guard members Sgt. Nathaniel Nyquist, left, Sgt. John Clark and Spc. Madeline Westrick gather samples at a drive-up COVID-19 testing site near Baraboo on April 29. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Increasing Free COVID Testing Sites from Three to 74 as Cases Surge

Free sites will be staffed by Wisconsin National Guard, located in 56 counties, seven tribal nations.

Wisconsin Needs to Hire 1,000 Contact Tracers. It Got 4,500 Applications.
Wisconsin to Hire 1,000 Contact Tracers from 4,500 Applicants

‘Testing without tracing is ineffective,’ say health care officials.