To register for the Covid vaccine, please click on the following link:
http://forms.gle/tpHjKbUDGWkjEjA2A


Wisconsin DHS Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine. Please click on the link below:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/041321a.htm






March 16, 2021
Today, the Department of Health Services (DHS) moved up vaccine eligibility for Wisconsinites with certain medical conditions to Monday, March 22, 2021.
Beginning March 22, individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions that have a greater risk of severe infection from COVID-19 will be eligible. The decision is based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and supported by Wisconsin’s medical experts.
The next eligible group includes individuals with the following medical conditions:


Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Cystic fibrosis
Diabetes
Down syndrome
Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
Hypertension or high blood pressure
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
Liver disease
Neurologic conditions, such as intellectual disabilities and dementia
Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30-39 kg/m2)
Overweight (BMI of 25-29 kg/m2)
Pregnancy
Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or more)
Sickle cell disease
Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

 
Currently Eligible Groups
As a reminder, currently eligible groups include:


Frontline health care personnel
Residents and staff in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities
Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
Age 65 and older
Child care and educators
Individuals enrolled in Medicaid Long-term care programs
Some public facing essential workers
Non-frontline essential health care personnel
Staff and residents in congregate living facilities

Additionally, DHS clarified current eligibility to include all clergy, restaurant workers (as part of the food supply eligibility group) and further expanded public safety to include judges, prosecutors and district attorneys in addition to public defenders.
Based on the amount of vaccine doses available and vaccination pace, DHS plans to open vaccine eligibility to all individuals age 16 and older May 1. The COVID-19 vaccination program is rapidly evolving and we will continue to communicate updates and new information.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and options, visit the DHS COVID-19 vaccination page.





DHS Announces People with Medical Conditions Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine March 29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2021

CONTACT:  
Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683DHS Announces People with Medical Conditions Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine March 29

Anticipates general public being eligible in May

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29. This eligibility group includes individuals with medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Based on the recent and anticipated increases in vaccine availability, DHS anticipates the general public will be eligible for the vaccine sometime in May.

“Wisconsin continues to be a national leader in vaccinations and we are excited to open up eligibility to more Wisconsinites,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “I know this past year has been rough for everyone and I want to thank folks for stepping up and doing their part to protect themselves and loved ones from COVID-19. We urge those eligible and at highest risk to get vaccinated because each shot in arms means we are one step closer to getting back to our Wisconsin way of life.”

The decision to expand eligibility to include individuals with certain medical conditions aligns with recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(link is external) and was informed by work by the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee and guidance from medical experts in DHS . The CDC’s recommendations reflect the best available evidence(link is external) on conditions that are known to make individuals more vulnerable to severe complications due to COVID-19.

The next eligibility group includes individuals age 16 and over with the following medical conditions:

Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Cystic fibrosis
Down syndrome
Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
Hypertension or high blood pressure
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
Liver disease
Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30-39 kg/m2)
Overweight (BMI of 25-29 kg/m2)
Pregnancy
Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or more)
Sickle cell disease
Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

Due to the limited supply of vaccine and with this next eligible group likely adding more than 2 million individuals in Wisconsin eligible for the vaccine, providers may need to prioritize individuals within this population who are at higher risk.  These include individuals with severe medical conditions, those with two or more conditions, older adults, or those living in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Every community is different, but everyone in this group will be eligible for the vaccine.

“All three COVID-19 vaccines available are incredibly safe and effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death.  These vaccines are saving lives. That is why we are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to get protected against the virus,” said DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake. “We are continuing to accelerate our pace, getting more shots in arms each week.  Together with our vaccinator partners across the state, we are helping those at higher risk of exposure or more vulnerable to severe infection get a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Depending on vaccine supply, DHS anticipates that Wisconsin will be able to expand eligibility sometime in May to include all individuals age 16 and older. DHS will continue to monitor vaccination coverage statewide and partner with vaccine providers in order to provide an updated vaccination timeline for the general public.

Individuals with the outlined medical conditions can access vaccine through a variety of options, including community-based clinics, health care providers, Local and Tribal Health Departments, and pharmacies. Wisconsinites with a primary care provider may hear directly from their provider. Visit the Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine options page https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-get.htm or call the toll free vaccine hotline at 1-844-684-1064 to learn more.



For Immediate Release
March 1, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683
Wisconsin Anticipates First Shipment of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
 Third FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effectiveThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a third COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed for use, expanding vaccine supply nationwide. FDA issued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on February 27, 2021. An initial allocation of about 47,000 doses are expected to arrive in Wisconsin next week and be incorporated into Wisconsin’s vaccine allocation strategy.
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is going to be a game changer for our statewide response to COVID-19,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “One of the biggest hurdles we have faced is supply, and this will get more vaccine into Wisconsin. This vaccine also protects people and has been shown to prevent serious illness from the virus after just one dose, which makes it more accessible to Wisconsinites and reduces the burden on our vaccine providers.”




Groups Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine
March 1, 2021
CONTACT:  Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683
Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683Groups Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of today, March 1, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (in priority order):

Frontline health care personnel
Residents of long-term care
Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
Adults age 65 and older
Education and child care staff
Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
Some public-facing essential workers such as 911 operators, public transit, and grocery store employees
Non-frontline essential health care personnel
Facility staff and residents of congregate living settings

While groups are prioritized, all the people who are listed in these groups are eligible as of today. More information about these eligibility groups and where to find available vaccine is available on the DHS website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm. Wisconsin continues to be a national leader in COVID-19 vaccine administration.

“We are protecting Wisconsinites from COVID-19 by distributing vaccine as safely, quickly, and equitably as possible. We are working our way toward our goal of vaccinating 80% of the eligible residents of our state. The best way to meet that goal is to continue getting shots in arms,” said DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake. “Based on our current pace, and with increases in the federal vaccine supply, opening up eligibility to groups of people with higher risk of exposure gets us one step closer to bouncing back from this pandemic.”

In working with vaccinators to distribute and administer the vaccine allocated to Wisconsin, DHS is prioritizing vaccine for everyone who is currently eligible. This includes adults age 65 and older, as well as education and child care staff, to ensure these groups have the opportunity to get vaccinated quickly. DHS anticipates that these priority groups will be vaccinated by early April. In order to ensure K-12 education and child care staff get vaccinated in this timeline, local and tribal health departments are coordinating local-specific plans for these groups. While vaccine distribution will focus on certain eligible groups, anyone in an eligible group can get vaccinated.

Since adults age 65 and older became eligible https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/011921.htm for the vaccine on January 25, over 54% have received at least the first dose of the vaccine. While there is currently not enough vaccine available to vaccinate everyone who is eligible immediately, expanding eligibility allows vaccine providers to plan ahead and continue moving forward with vaccinations.

DHS continues its effort of providing resources that will help eligible groups find and connect with vaccine providers in their local communities. The Wisconsin COVID-19 map of vaccine providers https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-map.htm displays current vaccine providers, including health care, pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, community-based vaccination clinics, and local pharmacies. All sites shown on the map require pre-scheduled appointments, and availability is not guaranteed. For more information on all available COVID-19 vaccination options, visit the DHS COVID-19: Where can I get vaccinated? page.

Additionally, the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry will serve as a central resource for people to schedule a vaccination appointment. DHS community-based vaccination clinics are in the early stages of rolling out the system along with a few counties to secure appointments for currently eligible populations on a waitlist in those counties. DHS is working closely with counties to ensure the vaccine registry meets local needs and has made adjustments based on site feedback. The vaccine registry is an optional resource to all vaccine providers; therefore, not all vaccine providers are using this tool. For a list of participating counties, and information on counties where the vaccine registry is currently available, visit the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry page https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-get.htm. DHS will update this list with additional counties and providers as they join and begin scheduling appointments.

For information, resources, and data related to Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination program, visit the COVID-19 vaccine webpage. You can also follow DHSWI on Facebook(link is external) and Twitter(link is external), and dhs.wi on Instagram(link is external).



DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1

 People 65+, teachers, and child care workers will be prioritized
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that new groups will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 1. The newly eligible groups, initially announced in January, include in priority order: education and child care staff, people enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs, some public-facing essential workers, non-frontline essential health care personnel, and facility staff and residents in congregate living settings. While these groups are eligible on March 1, educators and child care providers should anticipate receiving vaccine in March and early April, and the remaining groups can plan to be vaccinated in April and May. Link for full press release:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/022521.htm




To view vaccines given to date, click on the link below:
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January 30, 2021
Are you interested in receiving a Covid vaccine? Please click on the link below to find out the process:
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January 29, 2021
Who is eligible in Wisconsin? Please click on the link below:

http://www.co.langlade.wi.us/i/f/files/Who%20is%20eligible%20in%20Wisconsin.docx






Overview of vaccine survey results. Please click on the link below:

http://www.co.langlade.wi.us/i/f/files/Overview%20of%20Survey%20Results.docx





 
Covid-19 Vaccine Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    Date: 1/19/2021                                                                                                            Contact: Jean Weston Health Officer
                           Phone:  715-627-6250
 
65 and Older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
 
Langlade County Health Department is excited to share this update from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS):
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. There are approximately 700,000 Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose vaccines per week from the federal government. It will take time to vaccinate this population in Wisconsin.
“Older adults have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and prioritizing this population will help save lives,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “Wisconsin systems and operations are ready to vaccinate more people. The amount of vaccine we get from the federal government will determine how quickly we can get these groups vaccinated. Our partners in health care, pharmacies and local public health are ready and up to the task.”
Adults 65 and older have been recommended by the federal government and discussed by the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC). COVID-19 has more severe consequences in older adults and prioritizing this population will help protect more Wisconsinites from serious illness and death. The full recommendations from SDMAC on the rest of 1B eligibility will be voted on later this week.
Read the full press release here.
Langlade County Health Department is asking eligible individuals who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and who have not already contacted a vaccine provider to complete this https://forms.gle/tpHjKbUDGWkjEjA2A  (Must open link in Google Chrome) to assist us in planning and assuring access to the vaccine. Vaccine availability will continue to drive this expanded rollout.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    Date: 1/20/2021                                                                                                            Contact: Jean Weston Health Officer
                           Phone:  715-627-6250
 
Update for COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B: Age 65 and Above
The WI Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that individuals 65 & older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination starting on January 25. As approved vaccine providers are determining how best to serve the community, several have implemented specific processes.
Ascension:
In accordance with the WI DHS guidelines, Ascension Wisconsin will begin COVID-19 vaccination clinics for its patients who are age 65 and older on Monday, January 25, 2021. In this limited initial round of public vaccinations, those who want to be vaccinated must schedule an appointment and be a current patient of Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin (AMG-WI). AMG-WI is in the process of reviewing medical records for all existing patients and contacting eligible patients over the coming weeks who fit the above criteria.
Please do not call our hospitals or clinics regarding vaccinations. As vaccines are limited at this time, AMG-WI will contact eligible patients.
 
Aspirus:
Adults 65+ can request vaccine appointments through Aspirus in 2 ways:
Submit a request online at https://www.aspirus.org/covid-19-vaccineinfo to receive a call back for an appointment.
Call the Aspirus COVID Call Center at 844-568-0701. 

Marshfield Clinic:
Marshfield Clinic is taking registrations here: https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/specialties/infectious-diseases/covid-19-vaccine
 
Northlake Community Clinic- White Lake:
The clinic is in the process of reviewing medical records for all existing patients and contacting eligible patients over the coming weeks who fit the above criteria.
 
Langlade County Health Department:
Submit a survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbZToONTeXS0K-zbzpFEtC33_9puQ7Gd15r13MrtY7oiBLtQ/viewform to be placed on a wait list, or call 1-715-627-6250 and choose option 1 to leave your information and be placed on a wait list or receive assistance with accessing the COVID-19 vaccine from another vaccine provider.
 
Due to high call volume, registration using the online options is recommended.
 
Please avoid signing up on multiple wait lists.
 


Click here to view vaccination rates

This chart shows how many COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Langlade County residents.  We expect to see fewer people vaccinated in the beginning, as supplies of the vaccine will be limited. As more COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, we will see an increase in the number of individuals vaccinated each day.
The orange bars represent the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered that were manufactured by Pfizer. The purple bars represent the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered that were manufactured by Moderna. Data are shown by where an individual who was vaccinated lives and represents Langlade County residents who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes some residents who have been vaccinated in another state.
For more information, please visit:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/disease.htm


Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are 8 things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html
 
Do you have other questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines and how they work? Here are some commonly asked questions and answers.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/mrna-vaccine-basics.html
 


Wisconsin Department of Health Services Newsletter Now Available to Keep Public Informed of COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Progress
Langlade County Health Department would like to share the following announcement with our community:
The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a newsletter the public can sign up for to get direct information about the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Every Friday, a COVID-19 update newsletter will be sent via email to people who sign up to receive it. Registration is now open at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDHS/subscriber/new?topic_id=WIDHS_578
Archived copies of the weekly newsletter will also be available. “Throughout this pandemic, we have remained committed to keeping the residents of Wisconsin as informed as possible,” said Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “The more quality information we have, the more effective we can be in making healthy and safe choices. That is why we have regularly updated data dashboards and science-based guidance on our website, and it is also why we want to add a weekly newsletter to our communications toolbox.”
In addition to an update on vaccine eligibility and the number of vaccinations administered in Wisconsin, the newsletter will include key updates from the previous week, as well as COVID-19 resources and links to where Wisconsinites can find more detailed information.
Currently, the federal government only gives one week notice on the number of vaccines available for that week. The current allocation of 70,000 first doses is inadequate to meet the growing demand for vaccine across the state. Due to this short notice and instability of allocation, eligible populations change quickly. The newsletter will provide new information about eligible populations for vaccinations along with other communications updates about the COVID-19 response.
For up-to-date information about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage or register for the weekly update email(link is external). You can also follow @DHSWI on Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), or dhs.wi on Instagram(link is external) for more information on COVID-19.