Milwaukee Health Department prepares to vaccinate educators

NOW: Milwaukee Health Department prepares to vaccinate educators

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Interim Health Commissioner Marliana Jackson says there have been multiple conversations with representatives from Milwaukee Public Schools, other schools in the city, and early childhood educators. 

"To make sure we have plans that are comprehensive," said Jackson.

New groups will be eligible for the vaccine starting March 1, including teachers.

Starting March 1, educators that live or work in Milwaukee can go to to schedule vaccinations at the Wisconsin Center. 

Jackson says there are a number of health systems and pharmacies that have stepped up to offer help. 

Starting March 8, the health department plans to hold mobile clinics at North Division and South Division High School. 

"Hoping to get most of first shots and also into some second shots in the month of March," said Jackson. 

Greenfield Health Officer Darren Rausch says supply continues to be an issue. 

"Have plans to vaccinate all of you, we just need the vaccine," he said. 

But Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he's hopeful more will be on the way in the coming weeks. 

"Downright optimistic we are going to see more vaccinations," he said. 

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