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Vaccine progressing in La Crosse County

Brad Williams

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Are you worried that people in other parts of Wisconsin might get the COVID vaccine before you do? 

Mayo incident commander Jason Fratzke in La Crosse doesn’t expect that to happen. 

He says the state is still in the first phase of vaccinations, and Governor Evers wants this phase completed before moving ahead to Phase 2, which could include high-risk patients and people 75 and over.    

Fratzke says it will be a challenge to reach a goal of getting 90 per cent of state residents vaccinated.

He predicts that level could be the point where American life returns to normal.

“I’d implore people that if they want to get back to some sort of normalcy in their lives, we’ve all got to do this,” said Fratzke. “It’s been very, very safe to do so. I hope that people really consider getting the vaccine.”

He says a lot also depends on how well people follow the health guidelines, like distancing and wearing masks.       

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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