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Willing Wilmot & Central High School Students to Receive Vaccinations

Apr. 13, 2021 10:45p

(WGTD)---There's a new assessment of where things stand on the COVID vaccination front from Kenosha Public Health Director Jen Freiheit.

"We definitely have reached the people that are very eager to get vaccinated--the people who believe in science," Freiheit said Tuesday.  

She estimated that about 40% of the county's 16 and older population has received at least one dose. "And we now have moved into that next 30% of people who are more vaccine-hesitant, have reservations and need more education," she said.

As previously reported, health departments are beginning to perform more outreach efforts and see mass vaccination clinics--like the one in the old Shopko building in Kenosha--as just one tool. In recent days, she said, it's become harder to fill up those Shopko appointment slots, and the clinic may close sooner rather than later.  

Freiheit announced that her department will travel to Central High School in Paddock Lake next week to inoculate willing 16, 17, and 18-year-old students from that school, along with their counterparts from Wilmot High School.