Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Over 1 million Wisconsin residents vaccinated as DHS signals opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older early

From JSOnline:
Drake BentleySarah Volpenhein
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As Wisconsin passed 1 million fully vaccinated residents, state health officials said they would likely move the date that all Wisconsin adults would be eligible from May to sometime in April. 

At a Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Lunch Hour Monday, Julie Willems Van Dijk, the deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services, signaled that vaccine eligibility would open up to everyone 16 and older sometime in April, earlier than originally planned. She said the state would announce the date "very soon."

President Joe Biden says 90% of adults will be eligible for the vaccine by April 19. Ten states plan to open eligibility for the vaccine to all adults this week, ahead of Biden's target. Six states — Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas — expanded vaccine eligibility to all adults on Monday.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2021/03/29/dhs-signals-opening-covid-19-vaccines-everyone-16-and-up-april-wisconsin/7050377002/

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