Frontline medical workers at Marshfield Clinic-Rice Lake began receiving vaccinations against COVID-19 Thursday.
It was announced earlier in December that Marshfield Clinic Health System would serve as an initial distribution site to serve northcentral Wisconsin in the state “hub-and-spoke” model for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
The state Department of Health Services provided the health system with the vaccines.
“Marshfield Clinic Health System has been preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine for the past several months,” Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Dr. Susan Turney said in a news release.
Although vaccinations have begun, the health system said it will take some time to distribute the vaccine and urged the public to wear masks and practice social distancing.