MADISON (WKOW) — Residents and workers at Wisconsin long-term care facilities are expected to start getting coronavirus vaccines on Monday.
CVS Health started giving out the vaccine at facilities in 12 states last week and will expand in 36 more states, including Wisconsin.
Walgreens is also using some of Wisconsin’s allotment as part of the program to vaccinate people at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
“It is our hope, indeed our expectation, that everyone who is offered the vaccine will take the vaccine,” Rick Abrams said on the UPFRONT program on WKOW this Sunday.
Abrams, who is president of the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living, said he expects COVID-19 vaccinations in those facilities would be finished by March.
One of the most painful parts of this whole thing has been the detrimental impact on our elderly and their families. They are living and dying alone. It’s tragic. The faster we can reopen those facilities for families to visit, the better.