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Wisconsin to Get 47,000 Doses of Newly Approved Johnson & Johnson Vaccine


Wisconsin will receive 47,000 doses next week of the newly approved coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

Gov. Tony Evers calls this amount a “game changer” in the state’s fight against COVID-19.

That news came Monday – the same day teachers, child care workers, grocery store employees and others in a group of about 700,000 became eligible for the vaccine.

The state is urging people to check its vaccine availability map of local providers.

A new statewide vaccine registry was also launched Monday.

It’s only being used by a small number of local health departments, but that’s expected to grow in coming weeks.

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