by Andrew Krauss
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Monday announced the state will begin expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility into Phase 1B effective Monday, January 18. Per the announcement, this means police and fire department personnel will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
These individuals can receive their vaccine through Aspirus Occupational Health in two locations:
425 Wind Ridge Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
(located on the corner of Wind Ridge Drive and Bridge Street on Aspirus Wausau Hospital campus)
5409 Vern Holmes Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482
Aspirus is working quickly to expand vaccine access in additional communities for those who qualify within Phase 1B.
Vaccinations are available by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted. Appointments can be scheduled directly by police and fire department personnel by calling 715-847-2812.
Vaccine eligibility is being dictated by state and federal authorities with variations in how the various phases are defined. Aspirus will continue to follow the guidance it receives from its respective state departments of health services to appropriately expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Aspirus began providing vaccinations for its employees, long-term care residents, EMS and community health care workers within Phase 1A immediately upon receiving its first vaccine allocations. Aspirus’ first allocation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula arrived on December 17, while its allocation in Wisconsin arrived on December 22.
The latest updates and information will continue to be posted online at aspirus.org.
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