Evers, DHS call for more vaccines from federal government


Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services are calling on the federal government to increase the state’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine dose allocation. 

The state is getting about 70,000 doses per week from the federal government, health officials said last week. This week, Wisconsin needs more than 10,000 additional doses to fulfill requests from vaccinating entities across the state.

This is the first time the state’s demand will exceed its supply. DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said she expects the trend to continue. 

However, the state has about 115,000 d...

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