MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will receive 47,000 doses next week of the newly approved coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, an amount Gov. Tony Evers calls a “game changer” in the state’s fight against COVID-19.
The news came the same day that teachers, child care workers, grocery store employees and others in a group of about 700,000 became eligible for the vaccine.
Under the increasing numbers, the state was urging people to check its vaccine availability map of local providers.
A new vaccine registry, only being used by a small number of local health departments but expected to grow in coming weeks, also officially launched Monday.