Milwaukee Co. leaders hold final weekly Covid briefing, will now target communities directly

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County's Covid-19 trends are flat, with hardly any changes to case numbers or deaths.

That's what health officials said in the final weekly Covid briefing Tuesday, March 29.

Now the health department and county leaders say they will target Covid messages and updates directly to communities. 

On Tuesday, the FDA authorized another round of Covid-19 booster doses for adults over 50. But as local health officials warn, boosters aren't enough.

"It's important to remember that we will not boost, and certainly not double boost, our way out of the pandemic with only 62% of our county having received any dose of vaccine," said Dr. Ben Weston, Milwaukee County chief health policy advisor. "We still have significant strides to make to provide even basic levels of vaccine protection to many in our community."

The three community testing and vaccination sites run by the Milwaukee County Health Department will remain open until at least June.

If there is another surge in cases, officials say they will reopen the sites.

There are discussions to reopen vaccine clinics this fall for booster shots.

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