KENOSHA COUNTY — Kenosha County residents in the Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now encouraged to sign up for an eventual COVID-19 vaccination, health officials announced Thursday.
That information will help link them with health care providers, when the time comes for them to be vaccinated.
Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit explains that Tier 1a is the only group eligible to get a vaccine right now. That group includes medical workers, long-term care residents and staff, and of this week, firefighters and law enforcement officers.
The date when Tier 1b members will start to be vaccinated has not been announced, Freiheit said. That group includes people 65 years or older, frontline essential workers, and people who work in the agricultural industry, grocery stores, USPS, manufacturing, public transit, education and child care.
But even though Tier 1b hasn't started, Kenosha County health officials want to be ready when they do. That means gathering contact information for people in the Tier 1b group.
“While we have had some Tier 1a providers contact us at the Division of Health, we know that here are many more out there — home health care workers, for example — that are still in search of the vaccine,” Freiheit said in a statement. “We want to help link Tier 1a workers and organizations with vaccine providers, because the faster we can vaccinate that population, the sooner we’ll be allowed to move on to Tier 1b and the subsequent stages of the vaccination plan.
A list of the tiers is available here.
The form to fill out to register for a vaccination in Kenosha County is available here.