Yesterday the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the CPVOD-19 vaccine beginning Monday January 25th. Until then, the current eligible population remains frontline healthare workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities, and police and fire personnel.
Vaccinating entities with any vaccine on hand can begin to vaccinate this population prior to January 25th if they have concluded the previously eligible populations. Those being vaccinated directly through their healthcare provider typically should be contacted by that provider to schedule an appointment. The Door County Medical Center is prepared to begin this next phase of vaccinations starting next week. An online form will be available today at 3:00 PM for those who meet the criteria. This form will be found at the medical center website, “dcmedical.org”. After filling out one of these online forms a medical center representative will contact you to schedule your vaccination.
As the state continues to expand vaccination efforts, COVID-19 continues to remain a very serious threat. Everyone is still encouraged to mask up, stay physically distant, and wash hands frequently to help limit the spread of the virus and keep communities safe.
Door County Public Health have announced they will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations to those aged 65+ next week. They are currently planning 3 drive-through clinics per week.
They say one major factor with these drive-through clinics will be vaccine availability. They believe they will be able to provide 700 vaccines per week with the drive-through model. Two doses will be required for best results, so there will be approximately 350 first doses and 350 second doses. Although they are planning weeks in advance, they can only order vaccine doses week to week. So despite their best planning efforts, things could potentially change week to week. Public Health will evaluate and adjust their processes as they learn more about the ongoing program.
They will also be using an online scheduling system to coordinate vaccinations. A link will be provided to allow individuals to schedule directly as well as a phone number to call for assistance. They are currently working out that software and will be releasing more information as soon as everything is set up.
Bellin Health have announced they will begin vaccinating individuals for COVID-19 starting this Monday. Vaccinations can be scheduled through an individual’s MyBellinHealth account, or by calling Bellin’s COVID Hotline at 920-445-7313. You do not need to be a Bellin patient to schedule a vaccination.
They will be offering 3 locations for vaccination: the Bellin Health Ashwaubenon Clinic campus, the Oconto Bellin Health Bond Community Center, and the Marinette location information will be shared once available.
Please note that appointment availability will be dependent on vaccine supply. Also, a limited number of vaccinations for those 65+ may be available yet this week.