COVID vaccines readily available in Washington, Ozaukee Counties following public clinic closure
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Washington County Public Health Department hosted its last COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday morning, June 3. The walk-in clinic was held at the Washington County Fair Park.
Health leaders say COVID-19 cases are down and vaccine demand is dropping so they feel comfortable shutting down the clinic.
Since January, the clinic has been a space between the two counties for folks to get their vaccine. Thursday's clinic was strictly for second doses, or walk-ins for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“I feel safer and I did it for family and friends," said Harley Dempsey, a Sheboygan resident.
In Washington County, more than 43 percent of residents have received at least one dose. In Ozaukee County, it's nearly 56 percent.
With cases declining, health leaders feel the vaccines are now working to keep the numbers down.
"The big issue when we first started was there was way more demand than there was supply and right now we have the opposite of that. There’s a lot more supply than there is demand," said Washington/Ozaukee County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, John Hanan.
Although the location is closed, there are many community organizations that are still hosting pop-up clinics. To start your search for a COVID-19 vaccine, CLICK HERE.