All adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations
All county residents over age 16 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Marathon County Health Department has announced.
Local vaccine providers include:
_ Abbotsford Pharmacy (located within County Market), 715-721-6068.
_ Aspirus. Register online at aspirus. org/vaccine or call 1-844-568-0701 or 715843-1454.
_ CVS Pharmacy. Visit the CVS immunizations website.
_ Marshfield Clinic Health System. Register online at https://www. marshfieldclinic. org/specialties/ infectious-diseases/ covid-19-vaccine or call 877-998-0880.
_ Pick n Save Pharmacy. Register online at https:// www.kroger.com/ rx/covid-eligibility or call 1-866-211-5320.
_ Sam’s Club Pharmacy. Call 715-3550161 to schedule an appointment.
_ Walgreens. Register online at https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/ vaccinated/covid-19.
_ Walmart. Visit the Walmart website to schedule an appointment.
_ Young’s Pharmacy. Go to https:// youngdrugstore.com.
Starting April 6, the state Department of Health Services will sponsor a community vaccination clinic at the Northcentral Technical College Business and Industry Building, 1000 W. Campus Dr., Wausau, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Information in last week’s issue was incorrect).
To register for the vaccine clinic, go to https://vaccinate.wi.gov/en-US or call the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Appointments are required.
To date, according to the county health department, 36,066 or 26.6 percent of the Marathon County population has had at least one dose of the vaccine. Fifteen percent of the population or 20,323 people have completed the vaccine series.
On April 1, Marathon County Health Officer Joan Theurer issued a 60 day mask advisory to replace Gov. Ever’s mask mandate that was struck down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Individuals are advised to wear a mask when:
_ Indoors or in an enclosed space with persons you do not live with, other than at a private residence
_ Outdoors, when it it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.
Theurer said wearing masks can prevent a new surge of the COVID-19 disease.
“Until the vast majority of Marathon County and Wisconsin residents are vaccinated, wearing a face mask, physical distancing, limiting in-person gatherings and washing hands are necessary to control the spread of this virus,” she said.
The health department reported on Monday that COVID-19 has caused 184 deaths. The county has 192 active cases, including six on Monday.