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Gov. Evers delivers radio address on vaccine eligibility for Wisconsinites 65 and older

Story By Maya Reese
Local News Published 01/21/2021 4:46PM, Last Updated 01/21/2021 4:51PM
Madison - Gov. Tony Evers Thursday delivered the Democratic Radio Address on vaccine eligibility for Wisconsinites 65 and older, which begins Monday. Read the full transcript below:

"Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.

Wisconsinites across our state are ready and anxious to get vaccinated and that's great because that's how we kick this pandemic to the curb.

That's why this week we announced starting Monday, January 25th Wisconsinites ages 65 plus will be eligible for the vaccine.

This is great news and will help save lives in one of the populations we know is particularly vulnerable to severe effects of the virus.

Although it's important to remember that this process is going to take time to get everyone vaccinated, we're going to move as quickly as we can and we encourage folks who are 65 or older to connect with their primary care provider or find more information at dhs.wisconsin.gov.

The amount of vaccine we get from the federal government will determine how quickly we get through this group of approximately 700,000 Wisconsinites, but our healthcare partners, pharmacies, and local and tribal public health folks are ready and up to the task. They are getting to work with the supplies we do have to get to as many people as possible, as quickly and safely as possible.

Thank you."
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