Dr. Ben Weston hosts bi-weekly health briefing, says Milwaukee County COVID numbers are down

NOW: Dr. Ben Weston hosts bi-weekly health briefing, says Milwaukee County COVID numbers are down

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Doctor Ben Weston has been one of the lead health officials responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Milwaukee County.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, Dr. Weston announced a new way to keep the public informed on the ever-changing public health landscape.

Weston announced he will hold bi-weekly health updates, providing the community with public health information.

Tuesday, Weston focused on COVID-19 and where Milwaukee stands in the fight against the virus -- a fight he says Milwaukee is winning.

"While we are currently at that medium CDC community level we are getting closer and closer to a low level," said Weston

That’s welcomed news after a long two-and-half years of seeing staggering COVID numbers.

Tuesday, Weston broke down the new booster shot to fight COVID-19.

"There's not extensive human trials every time there's an update to the recipe, what they really want to see is that it inducing a robust immune response," said Weston.

Weston said people should plan on getting their booster shots like their flu shots.

"Annual. Once a year we will need a booster, probably in the fall will see what sort of seasonality with COVID, but likely a once a year sort of booster."

A shot he said can save lives.

Milwaukee County says there is a plan in motion to open the webinar to the public so people can bring their questions straight to the doctor.

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