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Wisconsin reports lowest weekly vaccine administration in a month

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(WAOW) — A two month streak of growing COVID-19 vaccine administration in Wisconsin has come to an end.

According to the latest report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), 325,255 doses were administered in the last week. That's a drop of nearly 95,000 doses from the week before.

This, partly, could be caused by the recommendation to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson specific by U.S. officials while an investigation into potentially dangerous blood clots takes place. The recommendation was taken up by DHS and municipalities statewide.

Due to the pause, vaccination clinics across the state cancelled events if the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was to be used.

Although, the pause could cause minimal impact in Wisconsin, as it only accounts for 165,096 of the near 4 million doses administered so far.

Wisconsin, like many states across the nation, could also be reaching a plateau in demand for vaccine. According to CNN, there are several reasons why demand declines, including challenges to access and vaccine hesitancy.

At this point, slightly over 40% of the state's population has gotten at least one vaccine dose and almost 28% are fully vaccinated. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wisconsin is among the top in the country for fully vaccinated residents.

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