LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Health systems in Wisconsin are receiving fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses this week than anticipated.
In a media briefing yesterday afternoon, Mayo Clinic Health System announced it has continued to give COVID-19 vaccinations the past few weeks in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
However, in the northwest and southwest regions of Wisconsin, it’s received about half as many doses as those allocated to Minnesota hospitals.
Abinash Virk, M.D., Infectious Disease Specialist, Mayo Clinic said, “Wisconsin this week had lower allocations both of our sites in the northwest and southwest Wisconsin only received 500 doses. Both of these Wisconsin regions are also working with their local public health agencies to vaccinate teachers and other frontline workers.”
In the entire Midwest, Mayo Clinic Health System has vaccinated more than 35 thousand employees with a little over 32 thousand having received both doses.
Gundersen Health System in La Crosse this week was forced to cancel appointments due to receiving less vaccine than anticipated as well.