Douglas County Community Vaccination Clinic Will Be At Wessman Arena
We previously told you about plans for a community based vaccination clinic to come to Douglas County. Governor Tony Evers announced that 4 vaccination clinics would be opening up across the state of Wisconsin to serve areas that could face challenges administering the vaccine. Douglas County and Barron County were selected as an area that would share a vaccination effort. Now we know that the vaccination clinic in Douglas County will be held at Wessman Arena on the University of Wisconsin-Superior Campus.
WDIO reports that the clinic will open likely in mid-April. Currently in Douglas County there have been over 10,000 people who have received the vaccine. Nearly 1.5 million people have been vaccinated in Wisconsin, and in Minnesota there have been about 1.4 million people vaccinated.
Kathy Ronchi, Public Health officer calls Wessman Arena a great space for the clinic. There is easy access to the building and it also offers great parking.
Currently vaccinations are available to group 1B in Wisconsin, which includes frontline workers and people 65 and over. President Joe Biden recently said that all Americans should be able to be vaccinated by the end of May, 2021.
The vaccination clinic at Wessman arena will be run by a company called AMI. Douglas County will share that team with Barron County. It's unclear what the days of operation will be. There is a hope that some vaccinations could take place on Saturdays at Wessman.
Currently in Douglas County COVID-19 there have been 63 new cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks. Numbers have been down since the fall surge, but officials urge people to continue to practice safety measures including mask wearing, social distancing, and avoiding large groups.