(Juneau) The Dodge County Health Department is highlighting several upcoming opportunities to get vaccinated. Officials say they have been administering doses of the Moderna vaccine since January and just recently received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Appointments are still available for tomorrow’s clinic as well as next week Wednesday (April 14th) through Friday (April 16th). Health Officer Abby Sauer says their local vaccination efforts continue to ramp up and they are happy to now include a broader range of citizens. She says protect our loved ones, neighbors and fellow citizens by getting vaccinated when you can. Those are are fully vaccinated against COVID, which is two weeks or longer after completing the vaccine series, can engage in social situations including visiting other fully vaccinated people indoors without masks or physical distancing, visit unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk and refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure. Sauer does note that it is important for fully vaccinated people to take recommended precautions in public spaces such as wearing a mask and physically distancing. To make a vaccination appointment through the county health department fill out an interest form at www.co.dodge.wi.gov or call the vaccine hotline at 920-386-4830. After submitting your request, a scheduler will call to book your appointment.
Wisconsin health officials reported 14 COVID deaths yesterday bringing that total to 6,667. Dodge County has 161 deaths with 11606 cases. Statewide, active cases total 8,187, a one-day increase of 472. Eighteen-percent of Dodge County residents have gotten the vaccine while 27.7-percent have had at least one dose. In Washington County, just under 20-percent have completed the vaccination series. That figure is 22.1-percent in Fond du Lac County, 21-percent in Jefferson County, 24.3-percent in Columbia County and 24.6-percent in Green Lake County.