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Mayo Clinic vaccinates 500 people every day for COVID-19, focusing on health compromised people

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Mayo Clinic Health System focused on vaccinating 504 patients on Monday, most of whom were 65-year-olds with compromised health conditions to protect them from COVID-19.

The hospital turned its employee gymnasium into a mass vaccination clinic as they finish with frontline workers and vaccinate the most vulnerable.

Heidi Blanke said getting the Pfizer vaccine was an easy decision because she wants to visit her 92-year-old mother as soon as possible.

"To me this is a no brainer," Blanke said. "It's like getting any other vaccination and any other preventative measure. It's like taking vitamin c for a cold."

Primary care operations administrator Bradley Weber said using their online portal is the easiest way to get vaccinated.

Weber said he wished Mayo Clinic could vaccinate more people, but right now prioritizing the most vulnerable via their online portal is the most efficient way to keep people safe.

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