There are many questions that people have about the vaccination process and how it will work for our citizens in the City. Each month, we would like to provide an update on where we are with getting the vaccine into the arms of our residents.
As of February 1, the state and county are actively vaccinating the following groups of people:
· Frontline healthcare personnel
· Residents in skilled nursing and long term care facilities
· Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
· Adults age 65 or over
What this means, that if you are in ANY of the above groups, you can reach out to local pharmacies, your doctor or local clinics, to schedule a time to get vaccinated. There are limited number of doses available every week, but there ARE doses for YOU, if you are any of the above.
Our police and fire personnel in the City of Monona have achieved a complete dose vaccination rate (both doses given) exceeding 85%. We are dedicated to providing a safe and effective public safety service to all the citizens of our great city.
The next phase of vaccination (expected to go live March 1), is to start including the following groups of people with the above four:
· Education and child care
· Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
· Some public-facing essential workers
· Non-frontline essential health care personnel
· Facility staff and residents in congregate living settings
This means that if you live in any of our assisted living facilities, are teachers or child care workers, or members of our essential City staff, you are next on the list! If you are not, there are many things coming or changing in upcoming months, so keep watching. There are currently over 60 different vaccines in the works, including two more applying for Emergency Use Authorization in coming weeks. More vaccines equal more chances to get protected.
We are dedicated to bringing transparent, open communications regarding the COVID vaccines to you as we find out more. Stay tuned to the City of Monona website, Facebook page, or this newsletter for further updates.
The above information is directly from the Wisconsin DHS Website, and is updated weekly.
-Your City of Monona Fire & EMS Department