More than half of people in Dane County now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. — More than half of Dane County is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, local health officials announced Wednesday.

As part of its midweek vaccine progress update, Public Health Madison & Dane County said a total of 277,492 people — or 50.8% of Dane County — has completed the vaccine series as of Wednesday.

A total of 336,931 people — or 61.6% of Dane County — is at least partially protected from the virus with at least one dose of the vaccine.

That includes 93.8% of people aged 65 or older in the county getting at least one dose of the vaccine, 81% of 55-64 year-olds and 70.9% of 25-34 year-olds. A total of 60.8% of 16- and 17-year olds in Dane County have also received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine to date.

The CDC is expected to open up eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine for kids between the ages of 12 and 15 as soon as Wednesday.

Dane County’s vaccination rates continue to outpace the rest of the state, with 44.6% of Wisconsin’s overall population — 2,598,820 people — having received at least one dose so far. A total of 38% of Wisconsinites — 2,215,045 people — have completed the entire vaccination series.

News 3 Now is doing its part to make sure the community is protected against COVID-19 and life can get back to normal soon. Join us Thursday, May 13th for our free community walk-in vaccination clinics from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at our station on Raymond Road and at Lunney Lake Farm County Park. More information can be found on our Vaccine Day page.