FDL County Public Health Officer Says It Could Be Awhile To See Vaccines Locally

As news about potential coronavirus vaccines continues to make headlines, planning work on just how to distribute the first round of vaccine doses is already underway. Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller tells KFIZ News the first doses of vaccine that are sent to Wisconsin will most likely be very limited.   

“We may, at first, get between twenty to thirty thousand doses. For an entire state, that’s not a lot of doses. The first round of doses isn’t going to go very far, so my guess is it will go straight to the hospitals, to the healthcare workers, and then from there, we’re going to continue to get shipments.”

Mueller says she wouldn’t anticipate the first round of vaccines to arrive until late December or early January, and that a vaccine likely won’t be widely available until spring, at the earliest.