Adults over 65 eligible for COVID-19 vaccine Monday

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Yesterday (Jan. 19), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, Jan. 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.

“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. “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.”

Crawford County Public Health is planning to hold community vaccinations clinics for Crawford County residents throughout the county in the next few weeks to the priority groups listed above.  Community clinics will be scheduled and added to the public health website as they are available. If the community site schedule is full, watch the website for additional clinics to be announced.  

The current plan is to hold Crawford County’s first community clinic for individuals 65 and older next week at the National Guard Armory in Prairie du Chien.

If you are in a priority group and would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please pre-register by going to the Crawford County Public Health webpage, crawfordcountywi.org/health, or calling the office at 326-0229.

Pre-registration is required to ensure the amount of vaccine ordered will be used in a specific amount of time, and no walk-ins will receive a vaccination.

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