Johnson and Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy Johnson and Johnson.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that everyone age 16 and older in Wisconsin will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week.

The new date of April 5 is about a month earlier than the the May 1 eligibility target announced by President Joe Biden.

“Wisconsin leads the nation in getting available shots in arms, and today we’re announcing everyone 16 and older will be eligible to receive a #COVID19 vaccine starting next week,” Evers said in a tweet.

Evers said Wisconsin continues to be a national leader in getting its residents vaccinated.

In Wisconsin, about 2.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

About 1 million Wisconsinites are fully vaccinated and roughly half of everyone age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated.

Appointments are available at the Fox Cities COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Appleton HERE.

Search for providers HERE.


Paid partnership

By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.