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WI approaches 1M residents with 1st vaccine shot

Wisconsin Approaches One Million Residents with First Vaccine Shot
From Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC)

While the Badger State got off to a slow start in distributing vaccines to residents, the state is now making progress on getting shots into arms. As of Wednesday, over 1.5 million doses have been given. About 950,000 of those shots are to individuals getting their first doses, while roughly 525,000 have received both shots.

That means that 16.3 percent of Wisconsinites have received the first doses, and nine percent are fully vaccinated. These are both up from 14.2 percent and 6.6 percent last week, respectively.

In other good news, Wisconsin seniors are making more progress on the vaccine front. Overall, 56.6 percent of individuals 65 an older have received at least one dose. Looking to the second shot, just over one-quarter of seniors have completed the vaccine series – up from just over 14 percent last week.

Wisconsin also announced this week that the state will get allocated 47,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one shot. The state has prioritized teachers for these shots.

Brad Conrad