Wisconsin greatly expands coronavirus vaccine eligibility

Wisconsin is greatly expanding who is eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting March 29 to include people with a broad array pre-existing conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma.

The state Department of Health Services said Thursday it expects the general public to be eligible for the vaccine in May.

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The broadening of eligibility comes as virus-related restrictions are loosening across the state and country.

Madison Metropolitan School District, the state’s second largest, announced Thursday that all students would return to in-person classes by April 27 after kindergarteners were the first to return this week.