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Unvaccinated in Wisconsin are 'sitting duck' for COVID-19

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MADISON, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is urging anyone age 12 or older who will be attending school in the fall to get vaccinated as soon as possible for COVID-19.

That’s as cases surge in the state due to the more contagious Delta variant.

The call from Evers and the state’s top health official Thursday comes amid a growing concern in Wisconsin and nationally about growing numbers of COVID-19 cases. In Wisconsin, the seven-day average of new confirmed cases was 242 as of Thursday. That’s three times as high as two-and-a-half weeks ago.

Only people 12 and older can get vaccinated.