Rep. Subeck: Statement on Assembly Health Committee Hearing


MADISON - Today, the Assembly Committee on Health will be meeting to hear from state health leaders about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccine plan and distribution. Prior to the hearing, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“I look forward to learning more about the collaboration that has been happening on COVID-19 vaccination between our health leaders in state and local government and the private and non-profit sectors. We all share the same goal: widespread COVID-19 vaccination in Wisconsin. Achieving this goal will be a massive, complicated undertaking which will require all of us working together. I want to thank Wisconsin’s health care providers and leaders for all of their hard work over the course of this pandemic, and all of the hard work yet to come.

“The lack of urgency that has defined the Trump Administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as it relates to development, production, and distribution of vaccines to the states has been frustrating to witness. I want to thank Governor Evers for his repeated requests that the federal government allocate more vaccine doses to Wisconsin. I am heartened that President-elect Biden will make vaccine distribution one of his first priorities in office, and am hopeful this will allow our state to get more shots into more arms in the very near future.

“Today and in the days and weeks to come, I urge my legislative colleagues on both sides of the aisle to remember who is most important in discussions about COVID-19 vaccines: the people of our great state. Let’s listen to our health care leaders, and then do everything we can to get them the support they need to keep Wisconsin safe from COVID-19.”