Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

WUPHD to expand vaccinations

HANCOCK — A stabilization of the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain and ramped up production schedules is expected to allow the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department to expand the eligibility criteria for those residents able to receive the vaccine.

“We are currently vaccinating people age 65 and older, those age 50 and older with underlying health conditions, and caregivers of children with special health care needs,” WUPHD Health Officer Kate Beer said in an announcement of the expansion. “Providers across the district are seeing their wait lists shrink. We are hopeful that we will be able to...