OCONTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES FINAL COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

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, call 920-834-6846.  The clinics are being held in Oconto by appointment only; no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Due to the fast start in vaccinating our community and the efforts of the many vaccinators in Oconto County, the demand for OCPH vaccination clinics has recently decreased. 

As of 4/26/2021, OCPH has administered 2,252 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. As of 4/26/2021, just over 1/3 (36%) of Oconto County residents have received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  Just over 3 out of every 4 Oconto County residents age 65 and older have received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine (76%). 

“Oconto County has a robust COVID-19 vaccination system in place and we have great confidence in our vaccination partners,” stated Debra Konitzer, Oconto County Health Officer.  “We will continue to work with them to identify and reduce barriers in order to assure COVID-19 vaccine is accessible for all, especially those at high risk for serious illness.” 

“While we are pleased that over 1/3 of our residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, we are behind the state’s percentage of 42%.  We encourage Oconto County residents to seek out one of the many opportunities available to them for COVID-19 vaccination,” Konitzer continued.  “As scientists don’t yet know what percentage of people need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, we encourage Oconto County residents 16 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Vaccination is a safer way to build protection against COVID-19 than getting sick with this illness.”   

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin can receive COVID-19 vaccine.  Pfizer can be given to those 16 and up.  Oconto County Public Health will vaccinate 16 and 17 year olds with parent consent. 

For more information, visit www.ocontocountycovid.info and follow “Oconto County-a Place for You” on Facebook.