Waukesha County has reached a milestone in its vaccination efforts. As of Wednesday, February 3, more doses of vaccine have been administered to residents to protect them against COVID-19 than have been documented as infected with the virus.
“We are still early in the vaccination process, but we should recognize our successes as they occur,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “We expect to meet more milestones at an increasing pace in the days and weeks ahead. Waukesha County is growing its network of vaccination sites, with the Expo Center opening next week, and more than 70 registered vaccinators who will be able to assist in this historic effort once more vaccine becomes available.”
As of today, 43,752 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Waukesha County residents. 33,815 of the doses were administered as a resident’s first shot of vaccine. 9,919 doses were administered as second shots. 18 doses were considered invalid. The total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Waukesha County throughout the pandemic is 39,376 cases. Waukesha County’s vaccination data is sourced directly from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). This information is updated weekly on the Waukesha County COVID-19 dashboard at www.waukeshacounty.gov/covid19.
Vaccines in Waukesha County have been administered by a network of vaccination sites, including healthcare partners, fire departments, and Waukesha County Public Health. This scalable, community-based strategy leverages existing healthcare, emergency, educational, and business partners to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine in a safe and efficient manner. This framework allows Waukesha County Public Health to maintain its existing COVID-19 mitigation efforts while building a county-wide network of sites.
Residents Can Sign Up for Weekly Vaccination Updates
Waukesha County residents can sign up to receive a weekly communication about COVID-19 and vaccination information. These updates will go out every Thursday, after the Vaccine Data tab on Waukesha County’s COVID-19 dashboard is updated. Residents can sign up by texting WAUKESHA to the number 22828 or by visiting www.waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19.
Connecting Unaffiliated Providers to Vaccine
Waukesha County continues to match unaffiliated healthcare providers, like dentists and home healthcare professionals, with hospitals, pharmacies, the consortium of fire departments in Waukesha County and other organizations that have registered to vaccinate. Waukesha County is also assisting organizations that are interested in becoming registered vaccinators. Organizations that want to be connected to vaccine or help with the vaccination effort can find more information at www.waukeshacounty.gov/covidvaccine.