COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in Monroe County

Mayo Clinic Health System has about 3,000 doses

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – In Monroe County, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway.

Staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta got their first doses of the vaccine this morning.

About 40 staff received the shot.

For a community of about ten- thousand people, the vaccine’s arrival is a step towards returning towards normal.

“I think it’s great that we have the opportunity for a smaller community to be able to have the vaccine in our neighborhood,” said Mayo Clinic Health System lab assistant Megan Schmitz.

So far, Mayo Clinic Health System has received about three thousand doses of the vaccine.