News Release: UWL’s Cleary Center to house county’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic

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Kyle Farris, Guest Contributor

This afternoon, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that UWL’s Cleary Alumni & Friends Center will be the site of La Crosse County’s new COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Beginning Tuesday, March 9, the clinic will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The La Crosse County Health Department, which is coordinating appointments, is prioritizing adults 65 and older. People in this age group who have not heard from La Crosse County by March 9 should call 608-785-6240 or register online at vaccinate.wi.gov. More information about COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at www.lacrossecounty.org/covid19.

This will be the second Department of Health Services community-based vaccination clinic in Wisconsin.“The clinic in La Crosse County builds on the success we have seen in Rock County and comes at a critical time to provide more access to available vaccine as we continue to expand eligibility,” Gov. Evers said. “Every day we are closer than yesterday to reaching community-wide immunity and getting back to our Wisconsin way of life, and I want to thank all the folks working at our community-based sites for getting this done.”

Initially, the clinic plans to administer 200 doses per day and has the ability to do up to 1,000 doses per day. The number of doses administered will depend on how much vaccine Wisconsin receives from the federal government. After people 65 and older have been scheduled, the clinic will begin scheduling appointments for anyone currently eligible for the vaccine.

The clinic is operated by staff from AMI Expeditionary Healthcare through collaboration with the University of Wisconsin System, local public health departments, and other local partners.

UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow said he is proud of the state and local partnerships that helped make this project a reality.

“UWL is grateful for the opportunity to help expand COVID-19 vaccine access in La Crosse County,” he said. “We hope everyone will register to receive the vaccine when it is their turn, and that we can slowly but surely regain a sense of normalcy. We would like to thank the La Crosse County Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for their outstanding work on this critical project.”

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