'There are many, many variables': Milwaukee city, county leaders discuss vaccine plan

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city is in direct contact with the state to expedite the vaccine. 

"I’m hoping it is days rather than weeks that we will see this delivery occur here in Milwaukee," he said. 

He says they requested an allotment of 800 doses from the state this week. 

Those in phase 1a will be vaccinated first, primarily those working for the health department and EMS. 

The Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management received doses Monday. EMS providers are receiving those. 

County Executive David Crowley says the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division has also received some vaccines.  

Interim Health Commissioner Marlaina Jackson says they are working on logistics for vaccination sites. She says they need to include registration set up, space to give the vaccines, and a place to observe those who have received the vaccine. 

"There are many, many variables that go into how people get vaccinated and how we do that in a really safe and organized manner."

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