Kenosha County Pharmacies Already Providing Vaccines
February 03, 2021
A Kenosha News article titled, "Local Pharmacies Ready to Give COVID-19 Vaccine to Those Age 65 and Older,"
mentions that the state Department of Health Services reported that pharmacies in Kenosha County have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine and have already begun vaccinating residents ages 65 and older.
Erin Merritt, the pharmacist and owner of Modern Apothecary, said on Tuesday, January 19th, that his staff is delighted to be part of the vaccine rollout and will provide the COVID-19 vaccine alongside the rollout schedule assigned by the Kenosha County Health Department. There are over 1,200 vaccination providers with more than 20 pharmacies and clinics throughout Kenosha County that have registered with the state to distribute the first doses. Providers who already have the vaccine on their shelves have begun vaccinating the eligible population this past Monday, January 25th.
Kenosha County will receive a number of vaccines every Monday. Still, according to Jen Freiheit, the Kenosha County Health Director, they will not be able to know how much they'll be receiving in advance, but that won't stop the county from doing its job effectively. The county's Health Department launched an online registration form to let those who have registered know when it's their turn and where to go for vaccination.
Rather than the 65 and older group being tied to Phase 1b vaccinations, this group is being added to Phase 1a, which includes frontline healthcare workers, residents of nursing homes, law enforcement, and firefighters as eligible priority groups in the state. For the county to reach its 75 percent herd immunity goal, at least 127,500 people need to be vaccinated, but so far, only 4,020 have been.
For more information on the article and the online registration form, make sure you click on the link here or the link above: Local Pharmacies Ready to Give COVID-19 Vaccine to Those Age 65 and Older.