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Oconto Co. Health won’t begin vaccinating newly eligible groups due to limited supply

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OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oconto County Public Health Department has made an announcement on their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

According to the department, they’ve received only 1/3 of their requested doses from the State.

While DHS announced more groups eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Oconto County Health says that due to their limited supply, they will not be vaccinating the new groups until the week of March 15 or at least 50% of Oconto County residents age 65 and older have received one dose of the vaccine.

The Department asks that if you are a newly eligible person to not call them requesting an appointment.

However people who have been eligible before March 1 are encouraged to make an appointment.

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