On Tuesday (January 12), the state advisory panel charged with setting Wisconsin’s state plan for allocating the COVID-19 vaccine, known officially as the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) Vaccine Subcommittee, released its finalized draft recommendations for the next phase (Tier 1B) of vaccine distribution.
Among the population groups included for prioritization in the draft Phase 1B distribution plan are individuals serving in daycare, preschool, K-12 and higher education. This is promising news for schools.
The document containing the final draft is now available for public comment. The public comment period is open until 4 pm on Monday, January 18.
Public comments may be submitted to DHSSDMAC@dhs.wisconsin.gov. Please include “vaccine subcommittee” and “Phase 1B” in the email subject line.