A total of 1,997 doses were administered to Door County residents during the week of March 14.
Door County Public Health administered 678 COVID-19 vaccine doses at its clinic March 17, and this week the department expected to administer a similar number at clinics in Sturgeon Bay and on Washington Island. To date, more than 34.4% of Door County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 75.6% of individuals older than 65.
After weeks of steadily low case counts, the number of positive COVID-19 tests has crept back up in Door County. The county reported 29 new positive tests March 16-23, which was double the previous seven-day period.
Despite the increase in positive tests, the county has reported just one new hospitalization. As of March 23, 29 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in northeast Wisconsin, including nine in intensive care. Those numbers are the lowest in the region since early September.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Door County on March 29, 2020, the county has reported 2,471 positive tests; 14,042 negative tests; 85 hospitalizations; and 21 deaths.
Public Health Opens Online Scheduling Portal
Door County Public Health has made it through its vaccination waitlist and is now opening its online scheduling system. The department will receive both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson next week. In regard to effectiveness, there is no preferred vaccine. All are encouraged to receive whatever vaccine is made available to them. The department will not handle specific vaccine requests.
To schedule an appointment for your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine go to: www.bookdcph.timetap.com/ All second dose appointments will be scheduled at the clinic site when you receive your first dose. In our scheduling system, there will be a set amount of appointments available a couple of weeks ahead. Then each week, if there is additional vaccine available, additional appointments will be opened. If you do not have access to internet, need assistance in scheduling or rescheduling, or have questions regarding your eligibility you may contact public health at 920.746.7180 for assistance.
Door County Medical Center is now offering online self-scheduling for vaccinations for eligible individuals as well through its MyDoorCountyHealth portal.