Door County Public Health has informed us Door County residents are getting vaccinated slightly ahead of the state average. 21.9% of our population have received their first dose, while for those over age 65 that percentage is 53. This Monday, education and childcare staff were added to the eligibility list, among others. Among those currently eligible, public health will continue giving priority to those 65 and older. Other groups will be added once the demand for vaccination lessens for this priority group. For those under 65 receiving vaccines, they will require proof of your employment to ensure you meet the specific requirement of eligibility. The state is providing public health a separate allocation of vaccines for “K through 12” and childcare staff beginning March 15th. They are currently working with schools and childcare agencies to schedule appointments for those staff members. School staff will be sent separate directions for scheduling. Door County Public Health is currently open to adding individuals 65 or older as well as those in Medicaid long-term care programs to their waiting list. If you are not in one of these 2 categories, they ask you to please hold off on registering at this time.