MADISON, Wis. — Public Well being Madison & Dane County shared new knowledge Friday together with vaccination rates by geography.
The info was recorded from Could 10 to 23. The darker blue spots point out areas with decrease vaccination charges, whereas lighter blue areas include 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 larger 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 could possibly 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 cell vaccination clinics.
Well being specialists mentioned geographical disparities might result in COVID “hotspots” the place outbreaks are extra possible.
PHMDC mentioned it geocoded addresses of individuals with a COVID-19 vaccine, which is documented within the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.
Some individuals who reside in Dane County might not be represented in WIR knowledge, equivalent to UW-Madison college students who’ve a house tackle which is listed outdoors of the county. As such, vaccination charges across the Isthmus and different areas the place college students reside could also be artificially low because of this.
PHMDC added that some addresses merely can’t be geocoded, that means well being officers couldn’t put 4% of vaccinated individuals inside a particular municipality or tract.
Information 3 Now might 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 on the market under:
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