Throughout this pandemic, we at Door County Medical Center (DCMC) have committed ourselves to transparency, and to making sure our community is well informed about the actions we can all take to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Through our collaboration with Door County Public Health, we have been providing vaccines as quickly as we can get them to our frontline healthcare staff and others who have met Phase 1B eligibility. By the end of this week, DCMC and Public Health will have provided approximately 6,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Door County residents. In addition, Door County has reached a high level of vaccination as compared to the other Wisconsin counties (please see graphic to right). As of today: 17.4% of Door County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine; and 6% of residents have completed the vaccine series.
Despite our best planning and intentions, DCMC has received confirmation that we will receive only 100 first doses for our clinics next week, which is well below our planned allocation. As a result, we have begun to contact by phone those who may be affected. If you are one of those affected and we do not reach you, we will leave a message with instructions on how to contact us if you need more information. Once you receive your first dose of the vaccine, your second dose appointment will be scheduled for you. At this point, we are confident that if you have already received your first dose at one of our clinics prior to today, your second dose appointment remains valid.
We apologize for any inconvenience and will continue to monitor the situation week to week and will provide updates through the local media, the DCMC social media platforms, and on our DCMC website. For more vaccination program information, please visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm.