COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics will be held at three City of Kenosha locations over the upcoming week, with $25 Visa gift cards offered to those who receive a vaccine dose, Kenosha County Public Health and other partners announced today.
The clinics will be held at the following times and locations:
- Sunday, Feb. 6, 2 to 3 p.m., at New Brighter Day Baptist Church, 1225 25th Ave., Kenosha.
- Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Kenosha Senior Center, 2717 67th St., Kenosha.
- Wednesday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Ave., Kenosha.
All three clinics will offer first and second doses of the vaccines to all people ages 5 and older. Booster doses will be available for those 12 and older. (Those under 18 must be with a parent or guardian.) Gift cards will be distributed while supplies last.
All three varieties of the vaccine will be available — Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson — although Pfizer is currently the only vaccine authorized for distribution to those younger than 18.
These clinics are being conducted in a continuing partnership between the host organizations, Kenosha County Public Health, and the Health Equity Task Force.
“Being a part of the Health Equity Task Force has been a really special experience, in that we’re able to get life-saving vaccines directly out into our communities, in our churches, grocery stores, and barbershops,” said Brandon Morris, a task force member. “Partnering with our churches in this work has been instrumental. We’re excited that Pastor Thomas invited us back to New Brighter Day, and we’re grateful that they’re playing such an important role in helping the community gain greater trust for the COVID vaccines.”
The Health Equity Task Force is working to provide communities of color with more equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination.
Walk-ins are welcome at all of these mobile clinics — no appointments are needed, and clinic clients do not need to be a member of the organizations hosting the events.
People are welcome to come to be vaccinated, and/or to talk with health professionals about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Those who have already received a first or second dose of the vaccine are asked to bring their vaccination card, if possible, although this is not required.
ELCA Outreach Center Executive Director Karl Erickson said his organization is excited to host the clinic, which is open to all in the community.
“Many of the folks who visit the Outreach Center are not able to obtain the vaccines at locations elsewhere in the city,” Erickson said. “This clinic is critical to the well-being of those in the neighborhood. We are grateful to Kenosha County Public Health for its willingness to come to where the people are for the vaccine clinics.”
More information about COVID-19 in Kenosha County, including links to vaccine and testing providers in the community, is available at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19.
(Note: This news release was updated to add the Kenosha Senior Center event.)