More vaccines to be given in Greenwood
The next drive-through vaccination clinic for Clark County frontline healthcare workers will be held from noon-6 p.m., on Jan. 14, at the Greenwood Area Fire and EMS Department, 103 Cannery St., Greenwood.
The Clark County Health Department (CCHD) has been allotted 170 doses of the Moderna vaccine for the week of Jan. 11, and they will all be used to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers, as defined on page 5 (Table 1) of the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC). At this time, vaccines are not available for the general public.
Clark County held its first vaccination clinic for frontline healthcare workers on Jan. 7 in Curtiss.
Healthcare workers are asked to not arrive prior to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 14 for safety and traffic purposes.
“We plan to take our experiences from the first drivethrough vaccination clinic to help improve our process to vaccinate as many people as possible,” said Kelsey Wussow, Clark County Health Department lead public health nurse.
Appointments are not necessary and the vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to closely watch the CCHD’s Facebook page and the Clark County website. If the vaccine supply is getting low, the department will post a notice on both of these sites.
As a reminder, those who are planning on receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination must receive it from the same manufacturer. Those who receive the Moderna vaccine must wait 28 days from their first vaccination before receiving a second dose, and those who receive the Pfizer vaccine must wait at least 21 days. A second dose will be reserved for individuals receiving their COVID-19 vaccine with the CCHD on Jan. 14 at a future clinic, which is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 11.
Healthcare workers will be required to provide proof of employment of affiliation (ID badge, recent paystub, etc.) and a driver’s license (if applicable), prior to receiving the vaccine.
Those getting vaccinated should follow the instrucby tions listed online which include three simple steps:
1. Review, complete, and print (if able) the fillable COVID-19 Administration Record. Consult with your medical provider if needed, prior to receiving the vaccine, for any questions you may have.
2. Review the Moderna Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet for Recipients
3. Review V-Safe Information Handout
4. Review FAQ About COVID-19 Vaccination: What Vaccine Recipients Need to Know Bring the following items with you to the vaccination clinic:
1. Driver’s license (if applicable)
2. Proof of employment or affiliation (ID badge, recent paystub, etc.)
3. Completed COVID-19 Administration Record Wear clothing that will easily allow the RNs to administer the vaccine (t-shirt or a long sleeve that can be easily rolled to the upper arm to gain access to the deltoid muscle). You will be required to wait in your vehicle for
15 minutes post-vaccination for monitoring purposes. EMS will be on-site and assisting with the monitoring. Expect a potential wait time.