MADISON (WKOW/WAOW) — Governor Tony Evers announced Tuesday that the general public will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting on Monday, April 5.
The governor made the announcement on social media ahead of a planned press conference with Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
“Wisconsin leads the nation in getting available shots in arms, and today we’re announcing everyone 16 and older will be eligible to receive a #COVID19 vaccine starting next week,” the governor posted on Twitter.
So far in Wisconsin, over 2.7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered. Over 1 million people have finished the vaccine series in Wisconsin.
In a press release from the Governor’s office it’s explained that while everyone is eligible starting on Monday, there maybe waitlists, depending on demand. Vaccine providers may still prioritize previously eligible groups.
Currently only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for those aged 16 and 17.
Originally the eligibility expansion into the general public was scheduled for May 1.