Green County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Situation Update
January 28, 2021
Green County Public Health is continuing to vaccinate those individuals who are a part of Tier 1A of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This tier includes healthcare workers, individuals in long term care facilities, mortuary workers, and police and fire personnel, as defined by the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee. Our department is in contact with organizations and agencies who are a part of this tier to coordinate vaccination efforts.
Individuals age 65 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of January 25th. Green County Public Health’s vaccinating efforts will continue to focus on the groups included in Phase 1A – healthcare/personal care workers, individuals in long term facilities, mortuary workers, police and fire personnel. Beginning the week of Monday, January 25th, our department is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 years of age and older who are residents at senior living facilities.
Individuals who are 65 years of age and older and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine should check the website of their healthcare provider or local pharmacy. Those who do not have access to internet or a computer may consider calling their health care provider or local pharmacy in the coming weeks. Vaccine availability and the capacity of each organization to provide vaccine may vary.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has multiple COVID-19 vaccine resources for community members to utilize. The WI DHS has a weekly newsletter that Wisconsin residents can subscribe to and receive weekly updates about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in the state. To register please visit this link: https://bit.ly/3sC9qo1. Additionally, the state is providing COVID-19 vaccine data at the state and county level, this data can found here: https://bit.ly/3bVXozH.
As the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out, we urge community members to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 disease activity level in Green County remains very high. This continues to be an exciting, yet difficult time for our community. The COVID-19 vaccine will undoubtedly be an important tool in helping move on from this pandemic. Please wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and stay home often. The precautions will help keep you, your loved ones, and community healthy.