Gov. Evers signs bill expanding COVID-19 vaccine administration

Gov. Tony Evers on Friday, Feb. 19 signed Assembly Bill (AB) 4, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 3, which would allow pharmacy technicians and students to administer COVID-19 vaccines under certain conditions.

"Another way we can expand this effort is to make sure that we are continuing to bring new people into the system who are able to administer those vaccines," Gov. Evers said.

The governor said getting vaccine doses is a priority to bounce back from the pandemic, so expanding the number of people who can give the shot in more settings is just as important.

"While we work to get shots in arms as soon as we have supply available, we also want to make sure we’re maximizing our capacity by expanding the number of people who can administer those doses once we have them," said Gov. Evers. "Getting vaccine doses to folks across our state continues to be our top priority so we can recover and bounce back from this pandemic."

Gov. Evers signed AB 4 Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh following a tour of the campus’ COVID-19 vaccination clinic that opened this week in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health of Oshkosh and the Winnebago County Public Health Department.

As more and more Wisconsin residents get vaccinated. Gov. Evers reminds people to continue wearing a mask, socially distance and wash their hands.

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