Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – More people in Wisconsin today are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As teachers and childcare workers are now able to get it for the first time.
Individuals 65 and older were already approved to be vaccinated.
These three groups can expect to be vaccinated beginning this month through early April, while everyone else in the newly authorized group will likely have to wait until mid-April or May.
Joanne Wilson is a retired teacher, who came back part-time to teach in Menomonie. Today, she received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
“It was such a thrill to be able to come in and get the vaccine. I have been counting down the days when we got our first emails from our superintendent to notify us that we were going to be the next in line. It was just a really exciting feeling. Not just as an educator but, as a grandma and that’s a woman who has my parents still living – 97 and 98 years old. So, many facets of my life are going to be changed, because of being able to come in and get this vaccine,” said Wilson.