State, Local Health Officials Plan for Mass Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

Although a coronavirus vaccine isn’t yet available, local health departments in Wisconsin are already working on strategies to distribute vaccinations to millions of residents. The planning is still in the early stages, but drive-thru immunization is one strategy being pursued, with some health departments scheduling practice runs using the seasonal flu vaccine.

Friday was the final day for states to submit vaccination distribution plans to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman Jennifer Miller wrote in an email that the agency has submitted an initial draft.

“We are awaiting more information from the federal level to inform the implementation of this plan and will update it accordingly,” Miller wrote.