Douglas County will host community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Superior Telegram, Wis.
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Feb. 23—Douglas County will offer a community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic split with Barron County, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The event was among four additional community-based vaccination events officials announced Tuesday. The others will be held in La Crosse, Racine and Marathon counties.

All of the locations will be open within the next two months, according to a DHS news release.

The announcement came after a similar clinic launched last week in Rock County, which Gov. Tony Evers called a success.

"We are excited to continue launching more of these community clinics across Wisconsin," Evers said in the news release. "We are continuing to work to get vaccine doses across our state as soon as we have doses available. These community-based sites are going to be critical to our work making sure that Wisconsinites can get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic behind us."

The sites for the new clinics were selected to address gaps in vaccine access and to support vaccination efforts. Anyone who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine will be able to schedule an appointment at one of the community-based sites, regardless of where they live, the statement said.

The community-based clinics are a collaboration among AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, the University of Wisconsin system, local public health departments and other local partners.

In addition to the community-based clinics, select Walgreens locations in Wisconsin will expand their vaccination capacity, DHS officials reported Tuesday. A total of 178 Walgreens stores will receive more than 35,000 vaccine doses, which is double the amount they received last week.

Anyone who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine can call 1-800-Walgreens or visit the Walgreens online registration website to schedule an appointment. Supply will be limited, according to the news release.

People can also learn more about vaccination options by contacting their health care provider or by visiting their local health department's website.

Starting Monday, March 1, Wisconsinites can also sign up for the state's COVID-19 vaccination registry to find a vaccinator.

As of Tuesday, more than 1.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin. A total of 208,380 doses are on their way to the state.