COVID-19 vaccine distribution process continues in Wisconsin

Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 15:17:10-05

MILWAUKEE — Members of the Department of Health Services State Vaccine Subcommittee met on Tuesday to talk about the continued distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin.

Health officials said the distribution process is a fluid and complex situation.

“This is such an incredibly dynamic and changing situation anything we do now will be outdated in four weeks from now,” said committee member Jonathan Temte.

Officials said they are kicking off vaccination in long-term care facilities in two parts, starting with skilled nursing facilities. The Moderna vaccine is slated to head to those facilities.
“That will begin on the 28, assuming the Moderna vaccine is approved,” said Stephanie Schauer.

As the state is expected to receive additional shipments of Pfizer’s vaccine, the committee also recommending vaccine vials are tracked to make sure pharmacies and entities are using them in a timely manner.

Lastly, the committee was tasked with looking ahead on who will vaccinate first responders and whether to provide incentives for hospitals and clinics taking on the extra task.

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