Ascension Wisconsin regarding the announcement today of the launch of COVID-19 Vaccinations next week for people 65 and olderNews
I am pleased to offer you the following statement from Ascension Wisconsin regarding the announcement today of the launch of COVID-19 Vaccinations next week for people 65 and older. We will provide further details as they become available as this program is established across central and northern Wisconsin.
The following can be attributed to Dr. Gregory Brusko, Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Wisconsin:
In accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) guidelines, Ascension Wisconsin will begin COVID-19 vaccination clinics for its patients who are age 65 and older on Monday, January 25, 2021.
In this limited initial round of public vaccinations, those who want to be vaccinated must schedule an appointment and be a current patient of Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin (AMG-WI). AMG-WI is in the process of reviewing medical records for all existing patients and contacting eligible patients over the coming weeks who fit the above criteria. Please do not call our hospitals or clinics regarding vaccinations. As vaccines are limited at this time, AMG-WI will contact eligible patients.
As of January 19, 2021, Ascension Wisconsin has provided more than 21,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers, first responders, Ascension affiliated and non-affiliated individuals in accordance with DHS. Examples include Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, Alternate Care Facility (ACF) associates, private healthcare practices, police and fire personnel, community health centers and dental offices.
Ascension Wisconsin will continue to provide updates as additional vaccination opportunities through the health system become available.
For additional information please visit: https://healthcare.ascension.org/COVID-19/vaccinations.
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