Forest County COVID Vaccine Update

The Forest County Health Department is currently helping to provide COVID-19 vaccine to
frontline healthcare personnel, EMS, those who provide direct patient service or other healthcare services, law enforcement and fire personnel.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that anyone 65 and older will
also be eligible for the vaccine beginning January 25th. There are approximately 700,000
Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose
vaccines per week from the federal government. It will take time to vaccinate this population in
Wisconsin. We will continue to share more information about vaccine availability for other individuals and phases as it becomes available from DHS.

Please continue to practice every day preventative measures including:
• Practice physical distancing
• Wear a mask in public
• Wash your hands frequently
• Avoid large gatherings
• Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider to be tested

If you have any questions or are interested in receiving the vaccine, please call our office at 715-478-3371. You can also contact your healthcare provider to ask about vaccine availability.

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