Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced on March 22nd that people age 16 and older with certain medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are eligible for the vaccine. This newly eligible group adds more than 2 million people into the population eligible for the vaccine.
All groups now currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine include:
Updates on the COVID-19 vaccination program will be listed here, at Fort HealthCare.com/covid. As with all vaccinations, please contact your primary care clinic or log into your MyCompass Patient Portal to schedule an appointment when appropriate.
COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling the pandemic. Masking up, staying physically distant, and washing hands will continue to be crucial tools for protecting ourselves and our communities against COVID-19. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
For more information about the virus and what to look for, visit the WDHS COVID-19 web page.
The JCHD’s website provides local information and resources for businesses and community members regarding the COVID-19 disease, including their priority areas for staying up to date on the subject, as well as suggestions for what you can do to stay safe and prevent the spread of the disease.
According to their site, the JCHD aims to prevent the spread of illness among the public by offering educational resources, communicable disease surveillance, and investigation when needed. Since January 2020, their public health professionals have been hard at work preparing for and monitoring the coronavirus.
You can also follow them on Twitter @jeffcohealthwi.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website contains the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), how to protect yourself, symptoms, resources and guidelines for travel, schools, businesses and community members – as well as the latest updates and trends regarding the spread and containment measures of the virus.