Tuesday, January 5, 2021

'Bizarre, disorganized': Wisconsin behind most of Midwest on COVID-19 vaccinations; some health care workers say they're in the dark

From JSOnline:
Molly BeckMary SpicuzzaBob Dohr
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - Wisconsin lags nearly all of its Midwest counterparts in getting its health care workers and first responders vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received fewer doses than other states of its size. 

The state is 10th lowest out of 12 states in the Midwest in getting a first dose of the vaccine to its residents on a per capita basis, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And Wisconsin is 10th lowest in terms of how much vaccine has been distributed, per capita.

At 1,150 doses given per 100,000 residents in Wisconsin — or about 1.2% of the population — only Michigan and Kansas ranked lower for the rate at which its population was being vaccinated.

Topping the list were North and South Dakota, which have given shots to roughly 3% of their residents.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/05/wisconsin-covid-19-vaccine-rollout-schedule-behind-midwest-states-health-care-workers-get-vaccinated/4127810001/

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