City of Milwaukee Health Department
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

 

By - Nov 12th, 2021 03:51 pm

MILWAUKEE – The disease burden in the City of Milwaukee this week increased to 166.1 new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days and moved back into the “extreme transmission” category. The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests is at 6.6% and remains in the “moderate transmission” category.

Currently, 58.9% of City of Milwaukee adult residents ages 16 and older have completed their vaccination series and 64.0% have received at least one dose. $25 incentive gift cards are still available at the Northwest Health Center, Southside Health Center, and Menomonee Valley Drive-Thru Site for any City of Milwaukee resident who receives their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hours of operation for all three health centers are at Milwaukee.gov/COVIDvax.

The COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Milwaukee Public Schools and Seton Catholic Schools kicked off on Monday, November 8. These clinics, while focusing on administering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, are open to the public. In addition to pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, these clinics will offer adult Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine and flu shots. In the first week of school vaccine clinics, the Milwaukee Health Department administered over 350 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The full schedule of school vaccine clinics and mobile vaccine clinics is online at Milwaukee.gov/COVIDvax.

This Saturday, November 13, the Milwaukee Health Department is teaming up with the Milwaukee Bucks to administer COVID-19 vaccine in the atrium of Fiserv Forum from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone vaccinated at this clinic will have the opportunity to take a photo with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

In addition to pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, the clinic will also offer first, second, and booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for any eligible individual, as well as flu shots available without an appointment. All children under the age of 18 will require parent or guardian permission to receive the vaccine.

In response to the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds, HealthyMKE released educational resources and tools for parents, guardians, schools, day cares and community organizations to learn about the vaccine and build vaccine confidence. The toolkit can be accessed on the HealthyMKE website.

Additionally, HealthyMKE is hosting Fact or Cap, a family-friendly, virtual game show series that puts your knowledge of health to the test through its fun take on trivia game style questions, on Tuesday, November 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. This virtual event will have trivia-style questions about COVID-19, and prizes, such as gift cards to local businesses and cash incentives, will be given to individuals based on their speed and accuracy. Registration is required to participate.

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