Wisconsin nearing 2M COVID-19 vaccine doses administered


Practically 2 million individuals in Wisconsin have acquired not less than one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, state well being information reveals. 

As of Wednesday, about 34% of Wisconsin residents — roughly 1,987,677 individuals — have acquired not less than one dose, whereas about 21%, or some 1.2 million residents, have accomplished their vaccine collection. 

Well being officers administered greater than 49,000 doses on Tuesday alone. Wisconsin has a 7-day common of 49,498 doses administered, per state well being estimates. 

The information comes after one well being official mentioned final month that the Badger State might see coronavirus herd immunity by July amid the vaccination efforts there. 

MORE PEOPLE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 IN WISCONSIN THAN HAVE BEEN INFECTED, STATE HEALTH DATA SHOWS

Julie Willems Van Dijk, the deputy state well being secretary in Wisconsin, mentioned in March that the state ought to have sufficient COVID-19 vaccine by the tip of June to vaccinate some 80% of residents age 16 and older. If this happens, the state might obtain herd immunity by July, she mentioned on the time

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Vaccine eligibility expanded within the state final month as effectively, with these ages 16 to 64 with sure underlying medical circumstances now capable of get the vaccine. Nonetheless, state well being officers, in keeping with a directive from President Joe Biden, anticipate to make all residents ages 16 and older eligible by Could 1, regardless if they’ve an underlying well being situation or not. 

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