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DHS releases new COVID-19 vaccine data, highlights vaccine inequalities

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:41:10-05

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has released new COVID-19 vaccine data from its new data dashboard.

The new dashboard is meant to give a clear overview of the COVID-19 vaccine administration in Wisconsin.

“Our data shows that life-saving vaccines are being given to people all across the state,” said DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake. “This new dashboard highlights the hard work of our vaccinators and also helps us all identify areas where we must continue to make improvements. We remain committed to an equitable and fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.”

According to the dashboard, as of Feb. 9, just over 860,000 vaccines have been administered compared to the 901,500 that have been ordered for Wisconsin.

The data also shows that 10.4% of those vaccinated are white. The second-highest demographic throughout the state are American Indian, making up 7.3% of the administered vaccinations. Black citizens only make up 2.9% of the administered vaccines.

DHS says to address vaccination inequalities they are making, "intentional decisions to reduce barriers and encourage vaccine uptake in these communities and will use this data to inform allocation decisions."

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