One million people in Wisconsin have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that one million people in Wisconsin have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday, March 29.

Officials say Wisconsin has ranked consistently among the top in the nation and first in the Great Lakes states for number of doses administered per 100,000 people. Wisconsin is first in the nation in percentage of doses administered.

"We're happy to see folks in Wisconsin doing their part and getting vaccinated when it is their turn, said Gov. Evers. Keep up the good work, and we'll be back to our Wisconsin way of life before you know it. 

Officials also say more than one in two Wisconsinites age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated and nearly three in four have received their first dose. According to a news release, this ranks Wisconsin fourth nationally for number of doses administered per 100,000 people age 64 and older. 

Vaccine providers in Wisconsin have administered over almost 2.7 million doses of the vaccine, averaging roughly 50,000 doses per day over the past seven days.

"Being fully vaccinated using any of the three safe and highly effective vaccines available provides the best protection from COVID-19, said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. Having one million Wisconsinites who have completed their vaccine series is yet another strong indicator that our vaccine program is working. Thank you to our vaccinators for getting us to this milestone. 

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