Moderna vaccine now in Manitowoc County for Phase 1A individuals

The Manitowoc County Health Department has received its first allocation of Moderna vaccine and will be hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Phase 1A eligible individuals beginning this week Tuesday.

“The vaccines have been proven safe and incredibly effective at preventing COVID-19,” said Stephanie Lambert, Manitowoc County Health Officer. “Now that the vaccines have arrived, we are ready to use these clinics to start protecting the people of Manitowoc, particularly those front-line workers at highest risk.“

Phase 1A eligible individuals include all patient-facing healthcare personnel and persons working directly with infectious material containing SARS-COV-2 virus. This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, health aides, dentists, therapists, funeral directors, chiropractors, and more.

This does not include essential workers, the elderly, or people considered high-risk for COVID-19. These individuals will be eligible at a later date.

“Manitowoc County has been preparing for this moment for months,” said Travis Waack, Manitowoc County emergency services director. “We are ready.”

The Health Department has been working with local employers to schedule eligible individuals for their vaccine. If those individuals have not received scheduling information from the Health Department or their employer and believe they meet the criteria for Phase 1A, please visit the Manitowoc County Health Department’s website and submit a request via the “Contact Us” button. The web address is https://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/departments/health-department/contact-us/.

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