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DHS opening community vaccination clinic at UW-La Crosse

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that the second community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the state is opening March 9 at UW-La Crosse.

DHS said that the clinic is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The clinic will be located at UW-L's Cleary Alumni & Friends Center on campus.

Initial plans, according to the governor's office, call for administering 200 doses per day with the potential to do up to 1,000 per day. It is dependent on the amount of vaccine received from the federal government.

All eligible individuals who can be vaccinated at the clinic must first sign up for an appointment through the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry. After registering, those eligible receive notification of the opportunity to schedule their appointment according to the governor's office.

For vaccine-related questions and registration support, individuals 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.

"UWL is grateful for the opportunity to help expand COVID-19 vaccine access in La Crosse County,” UW-L Cancellor Joe Gow said in a statement from the university. “We hope everyone will register to receive the vaccine when it is their turn, and that we can slowly but surely regain a sense of normalcy. We would like to thank the La Crosse County Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for their outstanding work on this critical project."

In a statement from his office, Governor Tony Evers said, “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. 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.”

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