(Juneau) The Dodge County Health Department is highlighting a smartphone-based resource for those who have had their COVID-19 vaccination shot. In their weekly update, Dodge County Health says V-Safe is a tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after receiving the vaccine. Through the program, people can quickly tell the CDC if they have any side effects. Depending on the answers, someone from the CDC may call to check-in and get more information. A link can be found here to register for V-Safe https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html.
The weekly rate of positive tests between January 18th and the 24th was 22-percent; a drop of ten-percent from last 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. Hospital space has improved from red to yellow while the number of cases remains in the red. Contact tracing is also in the yellow. The only metrics of the plan in the green are testing and personal protective equipment.
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