MADISON — The state’s fifth community-based vaccination clinic opened Tuesday, April 13, in Douglas County in Wessman Arenaat the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

“Now that everyone ages 16 and older can get vaccinated, there are more folks scheduling appointments,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “These community clinics help support local vaccination efforts and ensure that every Wisconsinite that wants a vaccine, can get one.”

Initially, the Douglas clinic plans to administer at least 200 doses per day and has the ability to do up to 500 doses per day, depending on vaccine supply.

The clinic will be be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone ages 16 and older can schedule an appointment using the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry.

For vaccine-related questions and appointment registration support, individuals can call toll-free at 1-844-684-1064. For more information on available COVID-19 vaccination options, visit www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-get.htm.

The DHS community-based vaccination clinic in Douglas County is operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare through a collaboration with UW-Superior, Douglas County Health Department and Emergency Management, and other local partners. Locations are selected to address gaps in vaccine access and to support vaccination efforts. Various factors including population demographics, local health capacity, operations, and concentration of other vaccine providers are taken into consideration when planning for clinics.

Other DHS community-based vaccination clinics are located in La Crosse, Marathon, Racine and Rock counties. As of April 3, these sites have administered 18,505 total vaccine doses.

For up-to-date information about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm.

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