New DHS site breaks down vaccine data

MADISON, Wis. — A little more than 50% of everyone in the state has had at least one COVID vaccine dose. But who is getting them and where are the shots going?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services wants to answer that with a new online tool. In a Friday press conference, DHS officials showed video of a new site that tracks where people in Wisconsin are getting vaccinated, like which cities, towns, counties and even school districts.

The detailed data is important because it lets the state see who and were are lagging behind.

“These new maps can be used by our vaccinators across the state to identify the areas in our community where they can focus their efforts,” DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said.

And if you’re wondering which types of vaccines are most popular with Wisconsinites, the site gives you a look at how many doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson the state has given out.