Vaccine demand drops locally, many available appointments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse has a few hundred slots available this week if you’re still looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mayo’s La Crosse campus has more than 250 appointments left this week and they’re expected to receive another 400 doses of the vaccine next week.

There are also openings in Prairie du Chien, Arcadia, and Sparta.

They’re administering mostly the Pfizer vaccine so they encourage anyone 16 and older to get the shot.

“Our assumption is we are through a lot of the early adapters, those that were really eager to get the vaccine and now we’re on to those who are a little more hesitant to get the vaccine for whatever reason,” said Mayo Nurse Administrator Ben Anderson.

Mayo has administered more than 40,000 vaccines so far.  If you’re already a Mayo patient, you can set up an appointment in your online portal.

If you are not a Mayo patient, you can call (608) 392-7400 to set up an appointment.

Gundersen Health System also has vaccine appointments available this week. You can call (608) 775-6829 to schedule one.

Here are some other upcoming clinics that are open to anyone at the Boys and Girls Clubs:

THURSDAY, APRIL 22
TERRY ERICKSON CLUB
1331 CLINTON ST.
2:00-6:00 P.M.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29
MATHY CENTER
811 8TH ST. S.
2:00-6:00 P.M.

THURSDAY, MAY 6
MATHY CENTER
811 8TH ST. S.
2:00-6:00 P.M.

You can register for an appointment on the Boys and Girls Club website.