Covid vaccinations continue
Waupaca County vaccinates 945 people in three weeks
Waupaca County Public Health held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for eligible individuals, including adults age 65 and older, on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
A total of 369 individuals received their first dose of the vaccine that day.
The clinic was held in partnership with the Manawa Masonic Center.
Public Health Officer Jed Wohlt noted the location and layout of the building make the Manawa Masonic Center ideal for larger clinics.
“We at Waupaca County Public Health are doing our best to vaccinate eligible individuals as quickly as possible. Currently, vaccine demand exceeds supply, which limits how fast we can get to everyone who has signed up for a vaccination. Week to week, we do not always receive the amount of vaccine that we order. We are hopeful that supply will increase in the coming weeks and we will be able to move into the next group of eligible persons by the beginning of March,” Wohlt said.
Last week was the third week of clinics held by Waupaca County Public Health.
This week, additional clinics will be held for first and second dose appointments.
As of Monday, Feb. 8, Waupaca County Public Health had vaccinated 945 individuals.
Eligible individuals can request an appointment for vaccination via an online form located on the county website, www.waupacacounty-wi.gov/. Scroll down to the red bar that says, “Click here for COVID-19 updates.”
The county website also offers links to local health care providers and pharmacies that are scheduling appointments.
In Waupaca County, 4,768 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 151 have died as of Feb. 8.
The pandemic has hospitalized 245 people.
The number of active cases, counting both positive and possible cases, has dropped from 400 on Nov. 25, 2020, to 178 on Feb. 8.