COVID-19 Updates

OCONTO COUNTY MOVES INTO CRITICALLY HIGH COVID-19 CASE ACTIVITY LEVEL

September 23, 2021

The county is one of eight in Wisconsin that is critically high OCONTO, WI (September 23, 2021)-COVID-19 cases in Oconto County continue to rise quickly.  On 9/22/2021, Oconto County moved into the critically high case activity level for the first time since December 2020.  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services bases case activity level on…

OCONTO COUNTY COVID-19 CASES QUICKLY RISING

August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021-Oconto County Public Health is issuing a health alert in response to quickly rising COVID-19 cases in the county.  According to CDC’s Data Tracker, Oconto County is experiencing a high level of community transmission of COVID-19.  A high level of community transmission means that in the past 7 days, the county had more…

VACCINATE TODAY TO GET YOUR KIDS READY FOR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

July 21, 2021

OCONTO, WI (July 21, 2021)-Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) is encouraging parents and guardians to get their children ages 12 and older vaccinated against COVID-19.  Pfizer is the only vaccine available to those age 12-17. Pfizer requires 2 doses spaced 3 weeks apart, and a person is not fully vaccinated until 14 days after their…

OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES FINAL COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

April 27, 2021

OCONTO, WI (April 27, 2021)-Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) announced plans for their final COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  OCPH vaccine clinics will be held as follows: 4/29/2021: 1st dose Pfizer vaccine 5/6/2021: Johnson & Johnson vaccine 5/13/2021: 2nd dose Pfizer vaccine 5/20/2021: 2nd dose Pfizer vaccine To make an appointment for the 4/29/2021 or 5/6/2021 clinics,…

OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC CANCELLED

April 13, 2021

OCONTO, WI (April 13, 2021)-Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) is following the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommendation to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  As a result, the upcoming OCPH clinic on Thursday, April 15, 2021 is cancelled.  This cancellation does not affect the 2nd dose Pfizer vaccine clinic…

ONE DOSE COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE AT AN UPCOMING OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC

April 12, 2021

OCONTO, WI (April 12, 2021)-Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) has Johnson & Johnson, the 1 dose COVID-19 vaccine available by appointment only.  Anyone 16 and older that lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Wisconsin.  However, Johnson and Johnson can only be given to those 18 and older.  To make…

OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ACCEPTING COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS FOR THOSE WHO WILL BECOME ELIGIBLE ON MARCH 22

March 17, 2021

Due to vaccine availability, Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) is now accepting COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those who are currently eligible in Wisconsin as well as for those who will become eligible on March 22, 2021.  Call 920-834-6846 to make an appointment.  The clinics are held in Oconto next week and are by appointment only;…

COVID-19 VACCINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

February 25, 2021

OCONTO, WI (February 25, 2021)-Demand for COVID-19 vaccine continues to exceed the supply of vaccines distributed each week.  This week, Oconto County Public Health received about 1/3 of their requested doses from the State of Wisconsin.  Beginning on March 1, 2021, additional populations will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Wisconsin.  Due to the limited…

Oconto County to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Individuals in Phase 1A

January 18, 2021

Oconto County Public Health (OCPH) will administer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in phase 1A as defined by the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC), including police and fire personnel.  At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are not available for the general public.  The COVID-19 vaccine clinic for those in phase 1A will be held Tuesday,…

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE FROM OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

December 22, 2020

Oconto County Public Health is continuing a planning process to ensure safe distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The safety of the COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.  According to the CDC, the data and findings from the vaccine clinical trials show that the benefits of receiving the vaccine outweigh the harms of becoming infected with…