COVID-19 Booster Photographs Are Now Out there In Milwaukee | WUWM 89.7 FM

Milwaukee County and Metropolis officers say booster pictures of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the moment are obtainable for certified residents.

This week, the Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers recommended people who find themselves 65 and older, are between the ages of fifty and 64 with underlying medical situations, or dwell in longterm care services, obtain the booster vaccine. Youthful individuals ages 18 and up who’ve underlying medical situations or are healthcare and frontline employees are additionally eligible for the booster vaccine.

At a press convention on Tuesday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett mentioned he anticipates extra individuals will wish to get the booster vaccine.

“I feel that that’s nice. I hope that creates much more incentive for these people who haven’t even gotten their first shot to get it,” Barrett mentioned, “As of proper now, the Metropolis has the capability at its existing sites to manage these pictures and we are going to improve staffing and resourcing as wanted.”

Director of Medical Providers for the Milwaukee County Workplace of Emergency Administration Dr. Ben Weston mentioned whereas the County is recommending the booster vaccination, the important thing to ending the pandemic is getting extra individuals their preliminary vaccine doses.

“Our public well being departments, our governmental our bodies, our pharmacies and our well being programs are dedicated to persevering with to deal with getting first doses of vaccines into arms,” Weston mentioned. “We are going to proceed to work on breaking down boundaries and disseminating correct, proof primarily based info on the security and efficacy of the vaccine.”

Weston additionally anticipated youngsters ages 5-11 shall be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine by the tip of October.

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