Milwaukee follows Racine’s lead by offering people $ 100 to get vaccinated | Local News
In the first two weeks of Racine’s vaccination incentive rollout, the town said its plans were “working”, with the vaccination rate increasing by nearly 19%.
Across the state, as the number of people vaccinated each week declined dramatically from April to July, then slowly increased from July 4 to mid-August, vaccination rates declined a bit.
During the weeks of August 22 and 29, 69,610 and 71,449 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, respectively, were administered in Wisconsin, according to the Department of Health Services. Over the next three full weeks, the totals were 51,069, 60,652 and 46,740, respectively.
During the same five weeks in Racine County, the vaccination totals were:
- 2 803
- 2 926
In the same five weeks in Milwaukee County, the totals were as follows:
- 11 844
With the exception of Dane County (which includes Madison), the more and less urban parts of Wisconsin have had the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates. Statewide on Monday, 64.2% of adults in Wisconsin (aged 18 and over) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 63% of adults in Milwaukee County and 61.5% of adults in County of Milwaukee. Root.