La Crosse County COVID-19 vaccination clinic to open Tuesday with visit by Gov. Evers

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The La Crosse County Health Department will host a vaccination clinic starting Tuesday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus.

It will open the facility with a visit by Gov. Tony Evers, who noted that the La Crosse County site will be the second DHS community-based vaccination clinic in Wisconsin.

“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,” said Evers. “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.”

The clinic will run 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday though Saturday each week at the UW-L Cleary Alumni Center.

For the first few weeks of the clinic, the health department will be prioritizing those age 65 or older. Initially, the clinic plans to administer 200 doses per day and has the ability to do up to 1,000 doses per day. The number of doses administered will depend on how much vaccine Wisconsin receives from the federal government.

Those who had previously completed our Vaccine Screening and Interest Form without access to email/internet should expect to receive a phone call from La Crosse County Health Department staff to schedule their appointment.

Peoplewho completed the form and included an email address should watch for an incoming email from “No Reply VRAS”. This email will include a link to set up appointments online.

If you are a La Crosse County resident over the age of 65 and have not heard from La Crosse County Health Department by Tuesday, March 9, please call the department at 608-785-6240 or visit vaccinate.wi.gov to register online.

DHS community-based clinics are operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare through collaboration with the University of Wisconsin System, local public health departments, 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.