Wisconsinites 65 and older can now receive COVID-19 vaccinations

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – COVID-19 vaccinations state-wide began reaching the arms of community members 65 and older yesterday.

First to receive the vaccine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire were 85 and 87-year old husband and wife Andree and Jack Biles.

At Marshfield Medical Center, Mark Fischer received his first dose of the vaccine to kick off the day, and would later be followed by his wife, early afternoon.

Fischer’s nurse who administered the first vaccine of the day says, playing a part in ending suffering and potential death in the community, means a great deal.

“It’s an honor, it’s amazing to be a part of it, because i know that with every vaccine that we give, we’re not just helping each individual person but we’re helping our community, we’re providing a light at the end of the tunnel and with every single shot that we give, things get brighter for the entire area, for the entire nation,” said Lisa Jacobson, RN at Marshfield Medical Center.

The number of shots remains limited by vaccine supply. More appointments open up to residents on a week-to-week basis as the systems get their allotments of the vaccines each week.

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