Dodge County Health Shifting Focus From Contact Tracing To Vaccinations

(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health has been able to shift its focus from contact tracing to vaccinations. That’s according to Public Health Officer Abby Sauer who says several of the eleven limited-term employees hired in the fall to assist during escalating infection rates are now assisting the agency in their efforts to get ‘shots in arms.’  

“It’s a blessing have them, even though our numbers are down we’re still able to have that help in our clinics,” she says. 

Two months ago, there were so many people on the wait list to get a vaccine Sauer says the list had been suspended. Things are now starting to look up. 

“We don’t have such a long waitlist at this point and if your interested in a vaccine, we’ll be able to get it to you in the next week, or two,” she says. 

Just go the Dodge County website and click on the COVID-19 banner to sign-up. Sauer says you can also find links and phone numbers there to other local healthcare providers and pharmacies that are offering the vaccine.  

By next week, the agency is hoping to add mobile clinics to vaccinate the homebound or those with transportation challenges. Dodge County Public Health is getting the two-dose Moderna vaccine and those who get the first dose are automatically signed up four weeks later for the second Moderna dose.