According to Wisconsin DHS, 5,371 Door County residents have now received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That is approximately 19.4% of our population, and that’s one of the higher county percentages in the state. A consistent and abundant vaccine supply continues to be an issue for Door County and other counties across the state. Each week, public health continues to receive confirmation of vaccine allotments and then begins scheduling appointments from their waitlist. This week their allotment will include 360 first doses and 60 second doses. Once those appointments are scheduled, they will have made it through their initial waitlist, offering an appointment to all of those first 1,400 individuals. This means that today the have begun adding new individuals to the waitlist. If you are 65 or older, a frontline healthcare worker, EMS, Law or Fire personnel, and would like to be added to the waitlist, you can do so online at “dcphwaitlist.timetap.com”, or you can call 920-746-7180 and they will add you to the list. In order to not overwhelm the system, they are adding 700 people to the list at a time, then as they work through that list they will open up the list again. They will not schedule appointments each week until each allotment is confirmed. Also, they believe that DHS will be naming additional eligibility groups around march 1st, at which time they will allow waitlist registration for those groups as well. The state has also made it clear that they must prioritize those in the first eligibility groups, especially those aged 65 and older.