More than one-third of Wisconsin residents age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated

More than a third of Wisconsin residents 65 and older — 340,150 people — are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to state numbers.

More than 63% of residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. 

Wisconsin health officials made residents age 65 and older eligible for the vaccine on Jan. 25.

More single-dose vaccine on the way 

The Biden administration is arranging to purchase an additional 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — enough when added to vaccines from other sources to provide the nation with sufficient doses to serve every American, the White House said Wednesday.

Johnson & Johnson had pledged to produce 100 million doses for the U.S. by the end of June. The time frame for when the additional 100 million doses would be ready is unclear. The Johnson & Johnson doses come in addition to the 200 million doses Pfizer and Moderna pledged to deliver by late May of their two-shot vaccines, putting the country well over the total supply needed to vaccinate those eligible for the vaccine in the United States.

Milwaukee opens vaccinations to other groups

After focusing on educators and child care workers for about a week and a half, the Milwaukee Health Department has opened COVID-19 vaccine appointments to other eligible groups, which include grocery store employees, electricians, plumbers and more.

Those seeking appointments through the Milwaukee Health Department must register ahead of time. Visit milwaukee.gov/CovidVax or call (414) 286-6800.

Track COVID-19 in Wisconsin:  See the latest data on cases and the vaccine rollout

How to interpret COVID-19 data:  What experts say about positive cases, deaths and hospitalizations

New cases reported: 516

New deaths reported: 14

Number hospitalized: 234 (intensive care: 63); down 255 patients from one month ago

Seven-day average of daily cases: 388 (down 641 cases from one month ago)

Seven-day average of daily deaths: 9 (down 14 from one month ago)

Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 2.1%

Total cases since the start of pandemic: 567,850 (6,528 active cases)

Total deaths: 6,524

Vaccines

Total doses administered: 1,779,404

Wisconsin residents with at least one dose: 1,113,632 (19.1% of the population)

Residents with both doses: 626,472 (10.8% of the population)

Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 644,715 (63% of 65+ population)

More: Where can you get the vaccine in Wisconsin? Here are the different places where vaccinations may be available

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 722-3811 or DBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @drake_bentley.