Over Half The Residents 65+ Have Been Vaccinated In Kenosha County
March 04, 2021
Kenosha County has attained an important milestone in just three weeks after the state of Wisconsin made vaccination eligibility available to all people ages 65 and up. According to the CBS 58 article titled "Kenosha County Says 50 Percent of Residents 65+ Have Received the COVID Vaccine"
the director for the Kenosha County Division of Health, Dr. Jen Freiheit, says that over 50% of the most vulnerable population has been vaccinated. Kenosha County opened a call center earlier this month to support vaccine-eligible people who don't have access to the internet to schedule appointments.
According to Kenosha County health officials, people who have had both doses and are completely vaccinated account for 6,521 people. To date, the COVID Vaccination Clinics of Kenosha County Public Health has vaccinated over 8,500 citizens.12,390 Kenosha County residents aged 65 and up have received the first dose, and 1,844 have received both doses. A total of 127,500 citizens would need to be completely vaccinated in order to meet the 75% herd immunity target.
Currently, the Tier 1A group consisting of health care staff, emergency medical responders, officers, and those 65 and above are the only groups eligible for vaccination in Wisconsin. Dr. Freiheit is confident the situation will continue to improve as more doses become available but since it's a long process, Kenosha County and health officials continue to work to move through it as quickly as possible.
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