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COVID-19 vaccine clinic will serve Barron and Douglas counties

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MADISON (WQOW) - Governor Tony Evers says four more COVID-19 vaccine clinics are opening throughout Wisconsin and one of them will serve people in northwest Wisconsin.

In addition to the clinic already open in Rock County, clinics will open in La Crosse County, Racine County, Marathon County and one split between Douglas County and Barron County.

“Our first week of the DHS community-based vaccination clinic at Rock County was a success and we are excited to continue launching more of these community clinics across Wisconsin,” Evers said. “We are continuing to work to get vaccine doses across our state as soon as we have doses available. These community-based sites are going to be critical to our work making sure that Wisconsinites can get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic behind us.”

The clinics were selected to "address gaps in vaccine access." The governor's office said population demographics, health capacity, operations and concentration of other vaccine providers were taken into consideration in picking these counties.

Exact locations were not provided. News 18 is reaching out to the Barron County Health Department to try and find out why the county is being paired with Douglas County despite Washburn County being between the two counties geographically.

If you are eligible for a vaccine you will be able to schedule an appointment regardless of where you live.

The new clinics are expected to open within two months.

Clint Berge

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