Wisconsin administers over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, DHS says

MADISON (WKBT) — Health officials have administered more than 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Wisconsin, according to the DHS.

DHS made that announcement Monday along with Gov. Tony Evers, saying that now 60% of Wisconsin residents have completed their vaccine series with another 35% receiving a booster.

“Wisconsin’s vaccine providers have worked tirelessly these past few years, and we’ve been proud over the course of this pandemic to be a national leader in getting available shots in arms,” said Gov. Evers. “This is a tremendous milestone, and we couldn’t have gotten here without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. Whether you’re administering shots, scheduling appointments, answering phones, or sanitizing workstations – thank you.”

DHS said data shows vaccinations have been preventing severe illness and death. In June, people who were unvaccinated were hospitalized at a rate nearly 5 times that of people who had been vaccinated with a primary series only, and 2.5 times the rate of those who had received their primary series and booster dose, according to officials.

Communities in Wisconsin are currently seeing higher spread of COVID-19 driven by the BA.5 Omicron subvariant. La Crosse County remains at a “high” community level of spread, according to CDC data.

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