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Wisconsinites 65, older near 80% for COVID-19 vaccine series completion

Of the 5.1 million shots administered to Wisconsin residents so far, 47,226 of them were given out this week.
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Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:30 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The 65 and older age group in Wisconsin is just a few vaccines away from reaching a new COVID-19 milestone Thursday, the Department of Health Services reports.

DHS’ dashboard shows that 79.9% of residents in this age group have completed their vaccine series, while 83.7% of people have received at least their first dose.

This age group has consistently led all others in the state, with the closest age group for completed series, ages 55-64, trailing by almost 20 percent points.

Of the 5.1 million shots administered to Wisconsin residents so far, 47,226 of them were given out this week.

Other groups to note:
  • The 12-15 age group in Dane County continues to near passing the 18-24 group in terms of having at least their first dose.
  • About 48.8% of Wisconsinites have received at least their first shot and 43.6% have received their second dose.
  • Sauk County reached 50% of its residents with at least one COVID-19 vaccine. In the south central region of the state, Dane, Green, Iowa and Columbia counties have also been beyond half.

Seven-day average falls below 130

The seven-day rolling average in Wisconsin has fallen to 129 on Thursday, reaching the lowest levels seen since last March.

The COVID-19 dashboard indicates that the seven-day rolling average hasn’t been seen lower since March 30 of 2020, when it was set at 126.

Health officials confirmed 150 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and that three people had died from the virus.

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