Gov. Evers, DHS say 50% of Wisconsinites fully vaccinated against Covid-19
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Friday, Aug. 13, that half of the state's population has completed their Covid-19 vaccine series.
Nearly 3 million Wisconsinites are fully vaccinated, including over 60% of adults.
“This is an incredible milestone, and we are proud to see the millions of Wisconsinites who have taken this step to protect themselves and their community from COVID-19 and the Delta variant,” said Gov. Evers. “We are closer than we were yesterday, but we can’t let our guard down now. We still have a ways to go. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect our families, our kids, and our communities.”
Everyone 12 and up is eligible for the free COVID-19 vaccine, and you do not need an ID or insurance to get it.
“One of the most effective tools in our toolbox is vaccination. With the current surge in cases, masking up and getting tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms are also necessary steps we can take to help protect ourselves and those around us,” said DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk. “This pandemic has reminded us that our own health depends on the health of our community. We urge anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to join their friends and neighbors across Wisconsin and get your COVID-19 vaccine.”
To find a Covid-19 vaccine location in your community, visit vaccines.gov or call 211 or 877-947-2211.
The Wisconsin State Fair is offering an on-site vaccine clinic through the end of the fair, Aug. 15. Anyone who gets their vaccine at the fair will receive a voucher for a free cream puff, redeemable at the Cream Puff Pavilion.
For up-to-date information about Wisconsin's Covid-19 response, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage.