Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for Racine County

From The Journal Times.com:

Racine County will host one of Wisconsin’s first five community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics, Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday. An opening date and location have not been announced.

The planned clinic is “meant to fill in gaps in access” to the vaccines that protect against the novel coronavirus, according to the Racine County Emergency Operations Center.

Margaret Gesner, Health Officer, Central Racine County Health Department


“This site will augment the hard vaccination work already underway by the two local Racine County health departments, local hospitals and healthcare agencies, and local pharmacies,” Margaret Gesner, health officer for the Central Racine County Health Department, said in a statement.

Tony Evers in a mask


There already is one state-run vaccination clinic in Rock County, which opened last week, with a focus on helping the uninsured get vaccinated. After seeing the results at that location — which still is only able to offer vaccines to those who are on the state’s eligible list, which is largely currently comprised of health care workers, first responders and those 65 and older — Evers announced another four planned community-based clinics.

The governor’s office said that the four new locations “will open within the next two months.” They will be in Racine County, La Crosse and Marathon counties, and a final clinic is to be “split between Douglas and Barron” counties.

Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/community-based-covid-19-vaccination-clinic-planned-for-racine-county/article_f2d34b28-c4f5-5bfb-90bc-93da798e9191.html

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