DHS launches new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard
Includes demographic data, vaccine distribution by county
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a new dashboard that provides an overview of COVID-19 vaccine administration in Wisconsin. The dashboard, which can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm, includes a breakdown of administration by sex, age, race and ethnicity, as well as vaccine administration by county.
Common Council President Cavalier Johnson applauds DHS for releasing this information, but acknowledges more work needs to be done. “Transparency in the vaccine rollout is vital, and I appreciate the efforts of DHS to make sure the community knows exactly how things are going,” he said. “The data indicates that thus far a racial disparity exists among those who have been vaccinated both in Milwaukee County and statewide. We must use this information to make well-informed decisions on who receives vaccines and how moving forward, particularly as we utilize methods such as mobile vaccine clinics.”
In total, Milwaukee County has administered just over 100,000 vaccine doses. Public Safety and Health Committee Chair Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic believes that number should be much higher. “Vaccination is one of our best tools to combat this virus, and the City of Milwaukee must be allocated our fair share given our population and density,” she said.
“I would urge DHS to distribute vaccines on a more proportional basis and to include our unique social and health determinants in these distribution decisions immediately. We have shown that if we have doses we can get them into arms efficiently,” Alderwoman Dimitrijevic said.
Residents can find additional COVID-19 vaccine information, and other health related updates, by visiting https://mke-vaccines.egov.com/ and www.healthymke.com. Those 65+ are currently eligible to receive a vaccine and can register online at www.mke-vaccines.egov.com. For those with no internet access, please call 414-286-8600. Appointments are based on availability of supplies.
- Milwaukee Health Department Adjusts Testing Hours at American Family Field - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Feb 25th, 2021
- WI Daily: 747 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Feb 24th, 2021
- State Creates 4 Community Vaccine Clinics - Megan Hart - Feb 24th, 2021
- State Vaccination Rate Increasing - Graham Kilmer - Feb 24th, 2021
- Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform - Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty - Feb 24th, 2021
- Souls to the Polls Urges Sen. Johnson to Vote ‘Yes’ on COVID-19 Relief Bill in the U.S. Senate - Souls to the Polls Milwaukee - Feb 24th, 2021
- WI Daily: 566 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Feb 23rd, 2021
- Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the More Than 6,300 Wisconsinites and 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19 - Gov. Tony Evers - Feb 23rd, 2021
- WI Daily: 423 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Feb 22nd, 2021
- Supervisor Goodwin Calls on Legislature and Governor Evers to Enact Wisconsin Stimulus Package - Sup. Shawn Rolland - Feb 22nd, 2021
Read more about Coronavirus Pandemic here
Mentioned in This Press Release
Recent Press Releases by Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Joint statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic
Joint statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa February 16, 2021