Health Department Says Being Busy Is Good
Now that all Wisconsin residents age 16-and-up are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it means busy times for local health departments, health care providers and even pharmacies and grocery stores, as more and more people look to get their shot.
Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller tells KFIZ News that in this case, being busy isn’t a bad thing.
“We want full clinics and we want to vaccinate people and so if we don’t have to say “You can get a vaccine and you can’t” we can say all are eligible and let’s just get you on the list, it makes our job so much easier. We don’t have to screen, we don’t have to decide who can have it and who can’t and we just fill up our clinics.”
For help in finding a vaccine provider and scheduling an appointment, visit the County Health Department’s website. We also have a link to it at KFIZ.com.
The COVID-19 numbers in Fond du Lac County haven’t shown any noticeable spikes as of late, but they do continue to rise. 9 more confirmed cases were reported on Wednesday, with now 12,069 total confirmed cases on record since March of 2020. Active cases also increased by 6, with the county now tracking 81 total active cases. There were 271 negative tests reported, taking total negative tests to 127,491. There are 5 people receiving hospital care in the county due to complications associated with the coronavirus.