DC Public Health Vaccine Update Feb. 16

Door County Public Health has given us an update on the current rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Currently, Door County is 8th of 72 counties in the total percentage of eligible individuals receiving the vaccine. This number will likely fluctuate with the ever changing distribution of the vaccine to each county. They have received confirmation that this week public health will receive 150 first doses along with 120 2nd doses. They have contracted and scheduled the first 150 from the waiting list. The weekly vaccination clinics will continue, and they will schedule appointments only after they receive confirmation of allocated amounts. If you have received your 1st dose from public health and scheduled your 2nd dose appointment, that appointment is still valid unless you hear from them directly. Those appointments are usually scheduled Monday mornings until that week is filled. If you are on the waitlist but have received the vaccine elsewhere, they ask you to remove your name from the list by calling 920-746-7180. Lastly, new CDC and Wisconsin DHS recommendations state that after your 2nd dose, you do not need to quarantine if you have close contact with someone who has tested positive for at least 90 days. With current information, after that 90 days, quarantine recommendations remain the same. As we progress with the vaccines and reducing positive cases, it is important to not get complacent with safe pandemic practices. This means still wearing face masks, avoiding large gatherings, and social distancing from others not in your household.

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