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Gov. Evers announces La Crosse Co. vaccine clinic

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - Tuesday morning, Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services announced the locations of four additional community vaccination clinics, including in La Crosse County.

According to a press release, the counties were selected to address gaps in vaccine access. Factors considered include population demographics, local health capacity, operations, and concentration of other vaccine providers are taken into consideration when planning for these vaccination clinics.

The vaccination clinics are expected to be similar to one set up by DHS in Rock County.

“Our first week of the DHS community-based vaccination clinic at Rock County was a success and we are excited to continue launching more of these community clinics across Wisconsin,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “We are continuing to work to get vaccine doses across our state as soon as we have doses available. These community-based sites are going to be critical to our work making sure that Wisconsinites can get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic behind us.”

Everyone currently eligible for a vaccine will be able to schedule an appointment at the La Crosse County clinic, regardless of where they live.

The location of the clinic has not yet been revealed, other than it will be in La Crosse County. DHS says the locations will open within the next two months.

The other clinics will be located in Marathon County, Racine County, with the last one being split between Douglas and Barron County.

WAOW assisted with this story.

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