Waukesha County plans to transition COVID-19 vaccination efforts to healthcare providers

21 Apr 2021 11:30 AM | Anonymous

Wisconsin Health News

Waukesha County anticipates that it'll start transitioning its COVID-19 vaccination operations from its public health department to health systems at the end of this week, when it expects that 60 percent of the county’s eligible population will have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

That means the county won't schedule any new first-dose clinics at its mass vaccination site at the Waukesha County Expo Center. The site will close once all scheduled second vaccine doses are given. The county is planning the final clinic for May 19. 

Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and ProHealth Care will be able to meet demand once the county reaches 60 percent, per a statement. 

“The collaboration between these providers is historic,” Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow said in a statement. “This allows Waukesha County to focus on mitigation and recovery.” 

As of Tuesday, vaccinators administered around 300,000 vaccines in the county, including more than 30,000 at the Expo Center’s clinic.

Fifty-six percent of eligible Waukesha County residents have received at least one dose, and 45.7 percent of all county residents have. 

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