‘We still have a ways to go’: Half of Wisconsinites now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

A Public Health Madison & Dane County worker preps a dose of the COVID vaccine at the Alliant Energy Center mass vaccination site

MADISON, Wis. — Half of all Wisconsinites are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

To date, 2,911,596 Wisconsinites have completed their vaccination series, and more than 3 million have gotten at least one shot.

“This is an incredible milestone, and we are proud to see the millions of Wisconsinites who have taken this step to protect themselves and their community from COVID-19 and the Delta variant,” Gov. Tony Evers said. “We are closer than we were yesterday, but we can’t let our guard down now. We still have a ways to go. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect our families, our kids, and our communities.”

Covid 19 Vaccination Data On Aug 13 2021

Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

In Dane County, 68.1% of residents are fully vaccinated. Just over 71% of residents are partially vaccinated.

The milestone comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases nationwide that have led to a 600% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Wisconsin since mid-July.