Wisconsin pharmacies receiving vaccine under federal program

Posted at 11:37 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 12:56:45-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 200 Walgreens pharmacies across Wisconsin are expecting to receive coronavirus vaccines directly from the federal government starting this week.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday announced the beginning of the program that targets underserved areas.

“This partnership is another tool to support the great work that local public health is doing in our communities, said Gov. Tony Evers. “Just last week alone, we got over 200,000 shots in the arms of Wisconsinites, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to our vaccinators for this work. And to keep helping them in that work, we need to each do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask and staying home. It’s true that we’re getting more shots in arms, but the vaccine is still a scarce resource, and we have plenty of masks to go around, so mask up.”

The state health department says the vaccinations will be provided for free under the state and federal partnership.

Initially, about 17,800 doses of vaccine will be sent to 178 Walgreens locations in Wisconsin.

All who are eligible for vaccination, which includes anyone over age 65, must schedule an appointment by phone, in the Walgreens app or through the Walgreens website.

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