Ashland Walgreens pharmacist Michaela Otterstatter prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccination. With falling demand, waiting times for shots are shortening and some sites, such as the University of Wisconsin-Superior clinic, now accept walk-ins

As COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available, the number of people taking advantage of free injections is slowing in the Bay Area, and health officials are focusing efforts now on getting young people vaccinated.

While 89.1% of Ashland County residents over age 65 have had at least one dose of vaccine, just 13.2% of 16- and 17-year-olds have had their first injections — though they have been eligible for free shots for about a month.

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