COVID-19 Vaccines Available for 65+ Starting January 25, 2021
DHS heeds legislators’ call to “get out of the way”
Madison, WI – Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) today announced that Wisconsinites 65+ will be able to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on January 25, 2021, if not sooner.
“DHS just announced that anyone 65 and older may begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations through their healthcare provider, pharmacy, local or tribal public health agency starting January 25, 2021,” Sen. Marklein said. “They also said that if their provider has leftover vaccines after finishing previously eligible populations, they can begin right away! This is great news!”
“Just last week, my colleagues and I sent a letter to former DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm to tell her to ‘get out of the way’ so that our local healthcare providers and public health agencies could deploy vaccines to the most vulnerable members of our communities,” Sen. Marklein said. “I am thankful that she heard our call and is allowing our local hospitals and healthcare providers to save lives.”
DHS announced this change in policy via press release - https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/011921.htm