Kenosha Expands Vaccination Plans as Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demands
May 14, 2021
On April 26, Kenosha News released an article titled "COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demand in Kenosha County
," covering the statements of Health Officer Jen Freiheit. As of now, the county's vaccine supply is currently exceeding demand, and availability is expected to increase once the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is brought back as scheduled.
Numbers indicate that 37% of the county's population has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 28% has been fully vaccinated. Among residents, 37% of the population ages 16-17 has completed vaccinations.
According to Freiheit's reports, Kenosha County Public Health administered over 300 COVID-19 vaccines last week, while sites like Westosha Central High School and Shopko attended to people without an appointment. With April 24th came the start of World Immunization Week, a public health campaign conceived to raise awareness around global vaccination efforts. That week, county vaccination clinics allowed walk-ins for people working, living, and studying in Kenosha.
Kenosha authorities plan on fully vaccinating at least 127,500 residents to help the county reach 75% herd immunity. For this purpose, vaccines are making their way to workplaces and neighborhoods thanks to the efforts of the county's health department, local churches, and community organizations.
To the complete article, and find information about local vaccine providers, click here: COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demand in Kenosha County