Crawford Vaccination Update

As of April 5, everyone age16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for individuals age 16-17. Thereare several vaccinators in our county offering vaccines, which includes our Public Health Department, Crossing Rivers Health, Hartig Drug, Mayo Clinic, Walgreens, and Walmart.Everyone will have the opportunity to get vaccinated, but please continue to be patient. It will take time to get everyone vaccinated. In the meantime, COVID-19 is still spreading throughout our communities. So now more than ever, it is important that we double down on public health practices.These practices include wearing a mask when in public, physical distancing from others, avoiding crowded places, and avoid all non-essential travel. “Currently, 35% of Crawford County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine” reports Cindy Riniker, Health Officer. “As we get more people vaccinated, we may be able to lessen these restrictions moving forward.” The current goal is for 80% of the population to be vaccinated to provide herd immunity.Crawford County Public Health will be scheduling people into upcoming clinics as wehave available vaccine. Individuals can schedule an appointment and know what vaccine we will be giving before signing up. Clinic schedules will open mid-week for the following week clinics. To register for upcoming COVID-19 clinics go to https://www.crawfordcountywi.org/health.htmlor call our office at 608-326-0229.

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