Dodge County Public Health Weekly COVID Update Spotlights Local Vaccine Effort

(Juneau) Dodge County citizens in the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan may have to wait several weeks to get their shot. That according to the Dodge County Health Department, who say in their weekly update that due to the availability of the vaccine those who are waitlisted in group 1B can expect a call in the next six weeks. County health officials say they are no longer taking requests or interest forms until further notice but note area hospitals are requesting vaccines so also check our local healthcare provider about scheduling. The calls will be made in the order in which requests were submitted. Currently those eligible under Phase 1B include fire and police personnel, correctional staff, DNR wardens and adults aged 65-and-older. Just over 63-hundred Dodge County residents have been vaccinated through the end of January.

Dodge County health officials say the weekly rate of positive tests between January 24th and the 31st was 22-percent; no change from the previous week. Health officials say the goal is a percentage lower than five with a downward trajectory of a cases. Achieving those figures would allow Dodge County to move out of phase-one of its three-phase Safe Restart Plan, which recommends guidelines for businesses, social gatherings and community events. The number of cases remains in the red while hospital space and contact tracing are in the yellow. The only metrics of the plan in the green are testing and personal protective equipment.