A list of local providers of the COVID-19 vaccine is now included on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Response Hub Website, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.
The list, to be updated frequently, includes names and locations of providers and links to their appointment registration systems.
Freiheit said the objective is to make vaccine provider information easily accessible to the public, as the State of Wisconsin has extended eligibility to all residents age 65 and over. She cautioned, however, that while there are several providers now offering the vaccine, availability remains limited.
“I know that many people 65 and above are clamoring to get the vaccine, and we want to get as many Kenosha County residents as possible vaccinated as soon as possible,” Freiheit said. “Unfortunately, demand far outweighs supply at this time, so many people may find it difficult to find an available appointment with a provider.”
“We look forward to this situation changing and the vaccine becoming more widely available,” Freiheit added, “but this is all subject to the supplies that the state Department of Health receives and, in turn, distributes to health departments, pharmacies, hospitals and other providers.”
People are urged to contact their health care provider with further questions about vaccination and their own health conditions.
As supplies allow, Kenosha County residents who are 65 and older will be able to access the vaccine through their health care provider, pharmacy, or other local vaccinators as listed on the county Hub webpage. Those being vaccinated directly through their health care provider will typically be contacted by their provider to schedule an appointment.
The new listing of local providers is available at http://bit.ly/KCCOVIDHub or by clicking the flashing red button at the top of the homepage at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/.
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