DHS Weekly COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Newsletter

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COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Update

Weekly Update: January 15, 2021

  • Governor Evers and DHS called for the federal government to increase Wisconsin’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine allocation.
  • Governor Evers announced the Wisconsin National Guard and DHS will be launching the Mobile Vaccination Teams pilot program to help vaccine reach all corners of the state.
  • DHS and Governor Evers announced $86 million in funding for local and tribal health departments to further support COVID-19 response and vaccine administration.
  • Lab partners identified the variant strain B.1.1.7 in Wisconsin. The discovery of this strain, which researchers believe to be more infectious than other strains, makes taking preventative measures even more important.
  • Wisconsin will begin vaccinating in assisted living facilities through the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program starting on Monday, January 25.
  • DHS expanded the vaccine data webpage to include vaccine administered per day by county and region in Wisconsin, as well as a graph showing second doses.
Vaccine allocation flow chart that lists the steps in which the COVID-19 gets from the federal government to vaccinators

Infographic mapping the allocation process for COVID-19 from the federal government.

Today's Vaccine Distribution Summary

Check out the latest data about Wisconsin's progress in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccinating Wisconsinites. We update the allocation and shipment data every Tuesday and update the administered data every week day at 2 p.m.

  • Allocated: 607,650 doses
  • Shipped: 373,100 doses
  • Administered: 213,056 doses


COVID-19 by the Numbers

Check out our COVID-19 data pages after 2 p.m. to get the latest details about the impact of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

Wisconsinites who can get the COVID-19 vaccine

Where we are now

Wisconsin is currently in Phase 1A of vaccinations. Phase 1A populations include:

  • Health care workers
  • Nursing home and assisted living residents and staff

As of Monday, police and fire first responders will be able to be vaccinated. This is the first of our Phase 1B populations to become eligible for vaccine.

Where we are going next

The State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) has made their initial recommendations for Phase 1B (listed below). These recommendations are now available for public comment. More information on the recommendations, including instructions on how to provide public comment, can be found on the SDMAC webpage.

Phase 1B Proposed populations include:

  • Public-facing essential workers
    • First responders
    • Educators
      • Day care
      • Pre-school
      • K-12
      • Higher education
    • Non-frontline health care workers
  • Individuals age 70 and older
  • Congregate living settings
    • Facility staff
    • Residents
  • Employees of mink farms

COVID-19 Resources


Resilient Wisconsin

Building resiliency and developing effective coping strategies in times of stress is vital for our health. The Resilient Wisconsin initiative is dedicated to helping Wisconsinites manage stress and adapt to change during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. One helpful strategy to stay balanced is to establish a routine by building periods of activity and rest into your daily schedule. Get more tips on how to best care for yourself, stay connected, and reduce stress. And remember, it’s ok to ask for help.

Media Briefings

  • Vaccine briefing from Monday, January 11, 2021, with DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk and Dr. Stephanie Schauer
  • COVID-19 briefing at 1:30 p.m. today with Governor Tony Evers, DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, and Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Ryan Westergaard

Social Media

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