Iron County tops list for most COVID vaccines administered.
Written by Jesse Baroka on February 19, 2021
HURLEY – More than 1,000 people in Iron County have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as local health officials continue to work to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, 1,090 people — or 19.2% of the county — have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to information on the state of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 website, giving it one of the highest vaccination rates in the state. The number includes 43.7% of the county’s residents age 65 and over. 302 people in Iron County, or 5.3%, had received both doses as of Wednesday, although that number will rise as data from yesterday vaccination clinic is added to the state’s numbers. The health department has been holding weekly vaccination clinics since they started receiving vaccines. Gogebic County has had 3,447 doses of the vaccine administrated, as of an update of state data Tuesday, while Ontonagon County has had 1,941 doses administrated. Even as the vaccine is being distributed, health officials stressed that people need to continue social distancing, wear masks and frequently wash their hands — especially as new variations of the virus are being found.