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WI Takes a Shot at Scaling Back Vaccine Efforts

WI Takes a Shot at Scaling Back Vaccine Efforts

It is the latest sign of just how few people in Wisconsin are getting the coronavirus shot.

The Department of Health Services on Friday said it is going to scale back its six community-based vaccine clinics. That means the clinics in Barron County, Douglas County, La Crosse County, Marathon County, Racine County, and Rock County will all see fewer hours and be open fewer days. DHS says the plan is to roll-back hours until the clinics are open just one or two days a week. DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk says the clinics are responsible for 83-thousand vaccinations since earlier this year.


Here in our area, we will see a scaling back, too.

The state of Wisconsin is rolling back the hours at its vaccine clinics in western Wisconsin. The state’s Department of Health Services on Friday said it’s going to cut the hours back for the clinics in Chippewa, Barron, and La Crosse counties. DHS’s Julie Willems Van Dijk says there’s just not enough demand to keep the clinics open all day, five days a week.

Overall, Wisconsin handed-out less than half the number of coronavirus shots last week than just one month ago.

The state’s Department of Health Services says doctors and nurses handed-out just over 64-thousand vaccine doses last week. That’s down from 87-thousand doses the week before and down from 169-thousand doses in the second week of May. Wisconsin’s coronavirus shot total has fallen steadily since its peak in early April. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM WI DHS.

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