COVID-19 vaccine available to anyone in Wisconsin 16 or older

Vaccine availability will rely on doses that the state receives

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to everyone in Wisconsin 16 years of age and older.

The update to the vaccination effort follows a rollout that continues to expand access to vaccines.

While there are three authorized vaccines available at this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for children as young as 16.

Vaccines from Johnson and Johnson and Moderna are not yet authorized for people younger than 18 years old.

While more people can get the vaccine, the vaccine effort still depends on getting the doses into the state.

“For some individuals, it is going to take a little bit more time. But hopefully they will be persistent in looking to get those shots, and we’ll be able to ge through those in quick order,” said UW Health senior medical director of primary care Matt Anderson, M.D.

Information about getting vaccinated in Wisconsin is available here.