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25% of Wisconsinites are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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(WAOW) — It's been around four months since Wisconsin began vaccinating it's population against COVID-19. Now, 25% of residents have completed the vaccine series.

That's according to the latest update from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

A quarter of the state's population is about 1,467,815 individuals. About 717,400, or 70%, of those 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

DHS reports that 38% of the state's population have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This includes, 78.7% of those 65 and older.

The milestone comes off the heels of another record week for vaccine administration. DHS reports that vaccinators were able to administer 394,345 doses across the state last week.

During the first week of vaccinations, vaccinators were only able to administer 11,000 doses. It took six weeks for weekly administration tp exceed 100,000 doses.

Overall, the state has administered 3,617,906 vaccine doses to individuals in the state, resident or not.

In North Central Wisconsin, 34% of residents in the region have had at least one shot and 22.4% have completed the series.

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