MADISON, Wis. — Public Well being Madison & Dane County shared new knowledge Friday together with vaccination rates by geography.
The information was recorded from Could 10 to 23. The darker blue spots point out areas with decrease vaccination charges, whereas lighter blue areas comprise charges upward of 70% or extra. Well being officers mentioned there are usually decrease vaccination charges in locations in outlying municipalities within the county.
The Village of Brooklyn had among the many lowest vaccination charges within the county, with 37% of residents having accomplished the vaccine collection. Probably the most vaccinated small cities in Dane County included Perry and Medina, whereas a lot of Madison had vaccination charges greater than 70%. The vary amongst all municipalities was from 37 to 98%.
So far as census tracts in cities and bigger cities, there are decrease vaccination charges in Solar Prairie, Madison’s north and south sides and areas near the College of Wisconsin-Madison. The vary of all census tracts was between 21 to 97%.
Well being officers mentioned there may very well be varied causes as to why vaccination charges are decrease in these areas, which is what makes the above maps helpful for pinning down areas that will profit from additional outreach or cellular vaccination clinics.
Well being consultants mentioned geographical disparities may result in COVID “hotspots” the place outbreaks are extra probably.
PHMDC mentioned it geocoded addresses of individuals with a COVID-19 vaccine, which is documented within the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.
Some individuals who dwell in Dane County might not be represented in WIR knowledge, resembling UW-Madison college students who’ve a house tackle which is listed exterior of the county. As such, vaccination charges across the Isthmus and different areas the place college students dwell could also be artificially low consequently.
PHMDC added that some addresses merely can’t be geocoded, that means well being officers couldn’t put 4% of vaccinated individuals inside a selected municipality or tract.
Information 3 Now can be holding one other Vaccine Day on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park and the Information 3 Now station parking zone.
A map of different pop-up COVID vaccination clinics all through the county is out there beneath:
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