Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2021
Kewaunee County Public Health Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines
KEWAUNEE, WI – The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has begun administering its first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine that was received this week.
The Public Health Department is currently administering doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Phase 1A eligible individuals, which started on January 12.
Those in this group include, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire, police, community-based residential facilities (CBRFs), as well as staff at funeral homes, dental offices, and eye clinics.
This group does not include essential workers, the elderly, or people considered high-risk for COVID-19. These individuals will be eligible at a later date.
“We’ve only received 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, so we ask for patience. We first need to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1A, like front-line workers before we can vaccinate anyone else,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Kewaunee County Public Health Department Director. “We cannot control how many COVID-19 vaccines we receive and when we receive them, but we can reassure you that as we get them, we will continue to administer them and with each vaccine received and given, we’re one vaccination closer to offering them to the general public. In the meantime, please continue washing hands, wearing a face covering and social distancing.”
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when eligible, please call the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at (920) 388-7160 or submit a request on the County website, www.kewauneeco.org by going to the Public Health page and clicking on the “Contact Us” link.
NOTE: If you have submitted or are planning to submit a request to be placed on the waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, when eligible, it may take up to 10 business days for the Kewaunee County Public Health Department to contact you. Due to high interest, once your request is made, please do not reach out to the Kewaunee County Public Health Department as a staff member will call when you are eligible and a vaccine is available. It is important that you answer when called as vaccines are time sensitive and will be administered on a first come, first served basis. If you miss the call from the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, please do not call them back. You will remain on the waiting list, and our staff will call you back when another dose is available. If you have reached out elsewhere for a vaccine and are scheduled to receive it, please notify the Kewaunee County Public Health Department as soon as possible to be removed from their wait list. Finally, please know that the Kewaunee County Public Health Department is doing their best to accommodate all requests and asks for patience during this time. Thank You.