Advocate Aurora Health administers their 500,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose
MLWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Advocate Aurora Health administered the health system's 500,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, April 15, marking a significant milestone in the battle against the pandemic.
Advocate says the half-millionth dose was given to Greg Hill of Milwaukee at the Aurora Health Center Midtown Clinic, one of the sites set up in neighborhoods hit especially hard by the virus.
“Go get it,” Hill said. “It will keep you alive and you won’t spread it. I had no doubt about getting my COVID shot. I want to go to the lake and have fun, be with the family, get back to normal.”
Hill's girlfriend, Vivian Fields, accompanied him and received her vaccine as the 500,001st patient.
“Get the vaccine,” she said. “It’s very important. You could lose your life if you don’t have it.”
Anyone age 16 and older in Wisconsin can make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at Advocate Aurora Health by downloading the LiveWell app, visiting aah.org/vaccine, or by calling 866-443-2584.
In addition to hospitals and clinics, alternate vaccination locations in the community include:
- Midtown Clinic in Milwaukee, WI - Located at 5818 W Capitol Drive, this site is located on several major bus lines for easy access using public transportation.
- Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee – The vaccination site located at Sixteenth Street’s Parkway Clinic, 2906 S 20th Street, serves Milwaukee’s South Side, including anyone without a primary care physician as well as existing Sixteenth Street patients. This vaccination clinic is a partnership between Advocate Aurora Health and Sixteenth Street. Vaccines will primarily be administered by Spanish-speaking nurses. Patients can sign up for their appointment by calling 414-672-1353, Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – Located in the UWM Student Union at 2200 E Kenwood Avenue, the vaccination center is a partnership between UW – Milwaukee, Advocate Aurora Health and the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Eligible community members can schedule their appointment at uwm.edu/vaccination.
“Vaccinating 500,000 patients against COVID-19 is a huge milestone for our organization and for the fight against COVID-19,” Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention Dr. Robert Citronberg said. “We are confident in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, whose benefits continue to far outweigh the risks. Do it for yourself. Do it for your community. We know it’s our way out of the pandemic.”