FEMA to support mass vaccination clinic site in Madison April 7
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced that Madison's COVID-19 mass vaccinations site at the Alliant Energy Center will receive federal support beginning Wednesday, April 7.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 will provide federal staff and support services to administer vaccinations, officials say.
According to a news release, the site will have the capacity to vaccinate 1,400 people per day.
“This is one of the largest vaccination efforts our state has undertaken and it takes teamwork at every level to ensure we are getting vaccine to everyone as quickly, fairly, and safely as possible,” said Gov. Evers. “I am grateful for FEMA’s support to our state and coordinating with our local partners to help our most vulnerable populations get the protection they need so we can all move forward from this pandemic.”
The Alliant Emergency Center, which has been providing weekly vaccinations since late December, will receive 26 additional staff from the federal government. Officials say the support will increase the number of vaccinations per week from 5,600 doses up to 7,700 doses.
“We are proud to partner with the State of Wisconsin to open a federally supported vaccine location in Madison,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting Regional Administrator, FEMA Region 5. “This site will expand access for residents of the state’s capital and second largest city, and for those living in south central Wisconsin.”
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