Viterbo adds COVID-19 vaccination site for staff, students

Site is not open to the public

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Students and staff at Viterbo University now have a chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine on campus.

The university was granted approval for a private COVID-19 vaccination site by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

It is starting with campus members that are in phase 1-A of the vaccine distribution which includes health care professionals, including clinical students.

The site is not open to the public.

Health leaders on campus say this will help keep campus and the community safe.

“The more people we get vaccinated, the better we get for herd immunity and we can protect others in this community. And hopefully, the goal is to get back to some what normalcy,” said Viterbo University director of health services Sue Danielson.

Members of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the site.

Viterbo and other La Crosse vaccination sites follow the CDC recommended state tiered priority groups.