City of Milwaukee receives its first 100 COVID-19 vaccines

Posted at 8:42 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 09:42:05-05

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee is set to receive its first COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, Jan 7.

The city will receive 100 doses of the vaccine, half going to the Milwaukee Fire Department and the other half going to the health department.

Interim Health Commissioner Marlaina Jackson made the announcement saying, "The group that we will be providing the vaccine to first are our [Milwaukee Health Department] clinic staff, again those that are closest to the public as well as our laboratory staff who deal with live samples."

Commissioner Jackson also said that clinic staff and those working at testing sites will be included in the first group who will be vaccinated.

The city expects to receive 800 more doses of the vaccine sometime next week.

"This is just the very beginning with 100 now, 800 coming next week. And hopefully, that number will multiply and multiply," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

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