COVID CORNER: News and updates pertaining to COVID-19
TINA L. SCOTT
• On Mar. 25, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that, on Apr. 6, a community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic will open at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in the Center for Business and Industry Building in Wausau. This is the fourth such community-based COVID vaccination clinic to open in the state.
According to the press release, the clinic will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; however, appointments are required.
“Initially, the clinic plans to administer at least 400 doses per day and has the ability to do up to 1,000 doses per day,” the press release said. “The number of doses administered will depend on how much vaccine Wisconsin receives from the federal government. The clinic will first schedule vaccinations for those on the Marathon County Health Department’s waitlist, with priority for those who are age 65 and older, educators, and child care staff. After those appointments are scheduled, the clinic will then begin scheduling appointments for anyone currently eligible for the vaccine.”
If you would like to register for an appointment at the NTC clinic, call 844.684.1064 to enroll in the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry or go to https://vaccinate.wi.gov/en-US/ and then, “after registration, eligible individuals will be notified of the opportunity to schedule their appointment when openings become available,” the press release said.
“The DHS community-based clinic in Marathon County is operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare through collaboration with Marathon County Health Department, Northcentral Technical College, area health care system providers, and other local partners. Locations are selected to address gaps in vaccine access and 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,” concluded the press release.