DHS data: 14,000 kids age 12 to 15 have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- According to data from Wisconsin's Department of Health Services, a little more than 14,000 kids ages 12 to 15 in the state have received their first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
DHS says 300,000 people fall in the 12 to 15 age range.
At Metro Market and Pick 'N Save, walk-in vaccine appointments are now an option for the vaccine.
Birgitta Monson, a pharmacy practice coordinator with Roundy's, says when the pharmacy got the greenlight to start vaccinating those 12 to 15, their pharmacies started filling up.
"We just need as many people to get the vaccine as possible to help with herd immunity, slow the spread, and offer as much protection as possible and by inviting this new age group in, it’s more arms, it's more people just to help stop the spread," she said.
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