There are new groups now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin.
The Department of Health Services announced today the new groups will be eligible to receive vaccines beginning March 29th. The new group is for those who are 16 years old and older who have medical conditions including cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, women who are pregnant and those with weakened immune systems. It also includes those with sickle cell disease, neurological conditions like dementia and other issues which are listed on the DHS website. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM WI DHS.
When it comes to vaccines and the rollout here in our area, Marshfield Clinic released the following update today:
Today, Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that individuals with certain medical conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29. We will not open our COVID-19 vaccine survey until these new groups are officially eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
While we acknowledge this change, our focus remains on previously eligible groups. Individuals on our waitlist will get access to the COVID-19 vaccine before these new groups. Within each group, we will continue to vaccinate our waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis.
At this time, we are receiving a very limited number of doses on a week-to-week basis for our entire service area, so our scheduling capacity is restricted. It may take several more weeks, even months, for us to vaccinate those who are on the COVID-19 vaccination waitlist. We are optimistic that vaccine supply will increase in the coming weeks.
Marshfield Clinic Health System also is providing staff to help vaccinate educators at several school districts that have received a special allotment of COVID-19 vaccines.
For more information on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, visit THEIR WEBSITE WITH A CLICK HERE.