Community COVID-19 vaccine clinics get underway in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park, Amani neighborhoods
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The first of several COVID-19 vaccine community clinics got underway in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood on Wednesday, Mar. 31.
The clinics are made possible through a partnership between the City of Milwaukee and Northwestern Mutual to get vaccines to traditionally underserved areas.
The clinic on Wednesday took place at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society.
“I’m feeling a little comfort that I can finally get it done after a long year of sitting in the house,” said Ronald Moss, who lives nearby. “It’s real convenient so that’s the best part.”
The goal is to make it convenient and comfortable for people who live close to get the shot.
“When you have to work and you only have a little bit of time to get things done and you can’t take the day off, it needs to be accessible, it needs to be close by,” Metcalfe Park Community Bridges executive director Danell Cross said. “We want to ensure that people don’t have to make a choice between going to work or coming to get the vaccine, we want to make it as easy as possible.”
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is helping put on the clinics at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society. Similar clinics are also being held in the Amani neighborhood at the COA Youth and Family Center.
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation pledged to fund 7,000 doses for the clinic.
“I feel relieved, I guess that’s the big word,” Moss said.
The next clinic at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society will be held April 24.