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First Clark vaccines going to health workers

The Clark County Health Department (CCHD) will be receiving its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the week of Jan. 4 and will be administering vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers, as defined on page 5 (Table 1) of the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC).

The drive-through event will be held at the Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire District, located at the Curtiss Station, 100 Matthias St., Curtiss, on Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Healthcare workers will be required to provide proof of employment or affiliation (ID badge, recent paystub, etc.) and a driver’s license (if applicable), prior to receiving the vaccine. Please visit the Clark County website to review and complete important vaccination documents prior to arriving at the clinic.

“The availability of this vaccine to our Clark County healthcare workers is a welcoming light at the end of a dark tunnel,” said Brittany Mews, Clark County health officer. “We have been working closely with Clark County Emergency Management, EMS, local healthcare partners, and neighboring health departments to plan and prepare for the distribution of this vaccine.”

The Moderna vaccine will require two doses, with at least 28 days between doses.

“This will be the first of many COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered in Clark County. As more vaccines become available and more groups of people are eligible to receive the vaccine, the CCHD and its partners plan to host additional clinics in the north, central, and southern regions of Clark County,” said Kelsey Wussow, Clark County Health Department lead public health nurse.

For the latest up-to-date information regarding COVID- 19 vaccine clinics and recipient eligibility, refer to the CCHD’s Facebook page, the Clark County website, or watch for future press releases.