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Everyone in Wisconsin 16 and older can get a Covid-19 vaccine starting next week

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Wisconsin adults who aren't yet eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine will be soon. Gov. Tony Evers announced today that all residents 16 and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting on April 5.

That's a good deal ahead of schedule: The state had previously been aiming to offer the vaccine to all adults by May.

Despite a slow start, Wisconsin now leads the country in distributing its Covid-19 vaccine supply, according to a Bloomberg vaccine tracker. The state has administered 2.7 million doses of the vaccine and fully vaccinated 1 million resident, including half its residents age 65 and over.

"Expanding Covid-19 vaccine eligibility today marks a major milestone in our work to overcome this pandemic and bounce back together," Evers tweeted. "Thank you to all the folks in public health, vaccinators, and staff helping make this possible. Let's keep it up, Wisconsin!"

The news comes shortly after Wisconsin made residents age 16 and up with many medical conditions eligible for the vaccine on March 22. Gov. Tony Evers moved that date up a week from the originally announced date of March 29.

Residents can visit the state’s Covid-19 vaccine options page or call the toll free vaccine hotline at 1-844-684-1064 to learn how and where they can get vaccinated. We've also compiled answers to frequently asked questions about vaccinations.