When City of Milwaukee residents can get the COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 17:47:12-05

CITY OF MILWAUKEE — Wondering when you will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Milwaukee? The city's health department is shedding some light on the process.

The Milwaukee Health Department laid out who will have access, and when, depending on their age, where they live and where they work.

Vaccine access is divided into five groups, with Group 1A getting access to the COVID-19 vaccine first (verbatim):

Group 1A

  • Paid and unpaid healthcare personnel
  • Residents of long-term care facilities

Group 1B

  • EMS, firefighters, police, first responders
  • People with underlying conditions that put them at a significantly higher risk of severe infection

Group 2

  • K-12 teachers and staff
  • Child care workers
  • Critical workers in high-risk settings such as food supply and public transit
  • People with underlying conditions that put them at moderately higher risk of severe infection
  • People living or working in homeless shelters, group homes, prisons, jails, and detention centers
  • Older adults who did not have access to the vaccine in Group 1

Group 3

  • Young adults and children
  • People working in critical industries with a higher risk of exposure, such as colleges and universities, hotels, banks, exercise facilities, and factories
  • Group 4
  • Everyone else who did not previously have access to the vaccine

Head to the health department's website for more information.

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