By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill that allows dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.
Evers announced he had signed the bill on Monday morning, the same day that nearly 2 million more people with preexisting conditions became eligible for immunization.
The general public will become eligible no later than May 1.
As of Sunday about 25% of Wisconsin’s population had received at least one dose.
Nearly 15% had received two doses, completing their vaccination cycle.
Evers also defended health officials who recently updated data to show that nearly 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths occurred in long-term care facilities than initially reported.
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