Wisconsin’s vaccine distribution plan update

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Today I spoke with Governor Evers one-on-one about why Wisconsin has been behind other Midwest states with distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. He says Wisconsin has a disproportionately high number of people in assisted living and care facilities.

The original plan from the federal government was to bank the vaccine and not use it until there was enough for everyone to get both doses. However, now the Trump Administration is adopting incoming President Biden’s plan to release all available doses of the vaccines, which Evers thinks will speed up the process.

Evers said, “It takes some planning to do this now. They’ve changed the way they are operating, so we’re going to have to change the way we operate, but we’re going to get it out as soon as possible. We absolutely have to get it into people’s arms faster than what we did. Our ranking as a state frankly has more to do with the percentage of folks that live in assisted living and congregate care facilities.”

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