Sign up available for DHS newsletters on COVID, vaccine
Star Journal Report
Wisconsin Department of Health Services is encouraging the public to sign up to receive weekly email newsletters containing updates, news and resources surrounding the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Throughout this pandemic, we have remained committed to keeping the residents of Wisconsin as informed as possible,” said Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “The more quality information we have, the more effective we can be in making healthy and safe choices. That is why we have regularly updated data dashboards and science-based guidance on our website, and it is also why we want to add a weekly newsletter to our communications toolbox.”
In addition to an update on vaccine eligibility and the number of vaccinations administered in Wisconsin, the newsletter will include updates from the previous week, as well as COVID-19 resources and links to where detailed information can be found.
Currently, the federal government only gives one week notice on the number of vaccines available for that week. The current allocation of 70,000 first doses is inadequate to meet the growing demand for vaccine across the state. Due to this short notice and instability of allocation, eligible populations change quickly. The newsletter will provide new information about eligible populations for vaccinations along with other communications updates about the COVID-19 response.
For more information on COVID-19, visit the DHS website.