Stories tagged: "Julie Willems Van Dijk"


The Department of Health Services is recommending people who still need a first dose of vaccine to use VaccineFinder.org, which displays a map of available vaccines within a 50 mile radius of your zip code. (Screenshot)
Haven’t Gotten A Vaccine Yet? Use VaccineFinder To Find One, WI Health Officials Say

The tool helps connect people to vaccinations more easily, Department of Health Services says.

A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson-owned Janssen Pharmaceuticals. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Don’t Be Alarmed By Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause, Wisconsin Health Officials Say

“We’re very hopeful that this will be a fairly short pause,” Department of Health Services deputy secretary says.

Ted Crutcher, 70, of Milwaukee, gets a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 4 from Jordan Bretzmann, a nurse at Progressive Community Health Centers. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
30 States Plan to Open General Vaccine Eligibility Early. Wisconsin Is Still Thinking About It.

Lack of supply from the federal government remains an issue, deputy health secretary says.

Wisconsin Center Vaccine Sign
FEMA Adding a Vaccine Clinic in Milwaukee to Catch Up With State Numbers

Madison and Eau Claire may also get federal help to boost the vaccination rate.

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.