DHS Weekly COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Newsletter

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COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Update

Weekly Update: January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Pie chart showing that we need three times our current allocation of monthly doses to reach 80% of Wisconsinites vaccinated in June

In order to meet our goal of vaccinating 80% of our state’s population by summer, Wisconsin needs a larger weekly vaccine allocation 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: 779,800 doses
  • Ordered: 473,300 doses
  • In transit: 100,100 doses
  • Administered: 310,256 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 vaccinating Phase 1A populations and has begun select Phase 1B vaccinations. Eligible populations include:

  • Frontline health care workers
  • Nursing home and assisted living residents and staff
  • Police and fire department personnel
  • Adults age 65 and older

If you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and need to find out more, the DHS website has information on how Wisconsinites can get vaccinated and other frequently asked questions.

If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, please remember important next steps such as making a plan for your second dose and continuing protective measures like wearing a mask and physical distancing.

Where we are going next

After receiving almost 5,000 public comments, the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) has submitted recommendations for the next groups of people to be eligible for vaccination. These recommendations are currently under review by DHS.

COVID-19 Resources


If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed, please get tested.

Getting tested, and quarantining while you wait for results, is another key tool to help us stop the spread.

Resilient Wisconsin

We know this is a challenging time for Wisconsinites, and that means developing healthy coping strategies to deal with stress is more important than ever. Part of dealing with stress is recognizing different types of stress, and taking steps to alleviate that stress and build resilience. And please remember, it’s ok to ask for help.

Media Briefings

  • Vaccine briefing from Tuesday, January 19, 2021, with DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk and Dr. Stephanie Schauer
  • COVID-19 briefing from Thursday, January 21, 2021, with Governor Tony Evers, DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, and Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Ryan Westergaard

Social Media

Follow DHS on social media for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout.