MADISON — AMI Expeditionary Health is proud to announce its latest collaboration with the University of Wisconsin system to open a community-based vaccination clinic on March 9 in La Crosse County. Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will be present at the opening, the second DHS community-based vaccination clinic in Wisconsin.
“We are proud to be able to help Wisconsin achieve its goals of vaccinating all of its eligible population no matter where they reside,” said Dr. Michael Wilson, medical director, vaccine and testing programs for AMI Expeditionary Health.
AMI Expeditionary Health works with the state to identify locations to address gaps in vaccine access and support vaccination efforts. Factors including population demographics, local health capacity, operations, and concentration of other vaccine providers are taken into consideration when planning for clinics.
This second community-based clinic will be located at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 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.
The clinic will be prioritizing vaccinations for those who are age 65 and older on the local health department’s waitlist. After those appointments are scheduled, the clinic will then begin scheduling appointments for anyone currently eligible for the vaccine.
“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,” said Gov. Evers. “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.”
Eligible individuals who are to be vaccinated at the DHS community-based vaccination clinics must register for an appointment through the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry. After registration, eligible individuals will be notified of the opportunity to schedule their appointment. For vaccine-related questions and registration support, those eligible can call toll-free at (844) 684-1064. For more information on available COVID-19 vaccination options, visit the Where can I get vaccinated? webpage.
DHS community-based clinics are operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare through collaboration with the University of Wisconsin System, local public health departments, and other local partners.
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