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Everyone in Wisconsin ages 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting Monday

Posted at 5:38 AM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 11:46:53-04

Everyone in Wisconsin over the age of 16 is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday.

Gov. Tony Evers made the announcement on March 30.

The eligibility expansion comes as cases continue to rise across the state.

"We need folks to be as diligent as ever, whether you are vaccinated or not, and continue to wear your mask," Evers said.

Officials in Milwaukee County say they will impose new restrictions if cases don't start to decrease over the next two weeks.

"The COVID-19 case numbers are headed in the wrong direction," said Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. "This is a troubling development with significant consequences."

UW-Health weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expansion

Wisconsin currently leads the country in distributing COVID-19 vaccine supply, according to a Bloomberg vaccine tracker.

Also last week, the DHS announced an expansion of pharmacies that could request COVID-19 vaccines, including CVS, Costco, and Hy-Vee.

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