COVID-19 Tag

By the end of Wednesday, nearly 1 million children ages 5 to 11 will have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Jeff Zients, President Joe Biden's COVID-19 response coordinator, confirmed on Wednesday that another 700,000 shots have been scheduled in pharmacies across the country for younger children. Adam Keating,...

The head of a long-term care network in Wisconsin warns the industry’s staffing shortage will be amplified by the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate once it goes into effect Jan. 4.  “It’s unlikely we’re going to be achieving 100 percent vaccination rate by January 4, just...

DHS supports CDC recommendation to expand eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that certain populations who have increased risk of exposure to or transmission of COVID-19 receive a booster shot...

COVID-19 infections and related deaths continue to rise at nursing homes in Wisconsin, the latest numbers from AARP show.  Over the four weeks ending Sept. 19, the rate of COVID-19 deaths more than doubled from 0.05 to 0.11 per 100 residents, according to the organization’s nursing...

Wisconsin health officials are warning that COVID-19 deaths will continue to increase as the state experiences a surge in cases driven by the delta variant.  But they noted vaccinations are keeping the number of deaths from rising as sharply as the case numbers have been in...

COVID-19 patients are putting a strain on hospitals, around the state. New data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association shows less than six percent of intensive care unit beds are available. One Fox Valley health care system is, once again, sounding the alarm. Tuesday morning, ThedaCare announced its hospitals...

-- The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is looking to enroll more participants in a study exploring the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in people with inflammatory bowel disease.  The HERCULES study, which began in April, focuses on the immune system response of IBD patients...