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Wauwatosa reaches 1000th COVID vaccine milestone

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 12:34:11-05

WAUWATOSA — The Wauwatosa Health Department reached a milestone this week, administering 1000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Vaccine supply is limited across the state, so we don’t receive as much vaccine as we request,” said Interim Health Officer Laura Stephens. “We are eager to continue efforts to see a high rate of vaccination, while also practicing preventative measures like limiting contact with people outside your household, physically distancing, and wearing a mask.”

The Wauwatosa Health Department is administering vaccines by appointment only for persons in the eligible groups.

“As someone in an eligible group, I have received my first COVID shot,” said Mayor Dennis McBride. “Our staff and volunteers are doing a heroic job protecting our community. We are advocating for more doses so everyone can be protected. In the meantime, we all must continue wearing masks and engaging in social distancing to stop the spread of this deadly virus. We're all in this together.”

The city's vaccine clinic is supported by city staff and more than 70 volunteers.

If you'd like to sign up to be a volunteer, you can learn more information here.

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