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Vaccinations Open to Everyone 16 and Up in Wisconsin & Michigan

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Everyone age 16 and up is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin.

Monday's expansion came the same day that an outbreak of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus was reported at a Dane County child care center.

Positive cases statewide are on the rise.

Also on Monday, the state announced it was once again accepting applications for unarmed combat sports programs like boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts with the events expected to take place after June 1.

They have been on hold since March 24, 2020. The mixture of good and bad news for the state mirrored the story across much of the world.

All people ages 16 and older in Michigan are also now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

The state has passed the halfway point in its goal of inoculating 70% of that population by year’s end.

More than 35% of roughly 8.1 million residents had received at least one shot as of last week, a share that has tripled in two months.

Michigan continues to confront a surging case rate that was highest in the U.S. over the last two weeks.

Some schools are suspending in-person learning when instruction resumes next week after spring break.

Check out WXPR's COVID-19 Vaccine Information page for local vaccinator informatin. 

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