Gov. Evers, DHS: Free cream puffs for those who get vaccinated at Wisconsin State Fair

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced a collaboration with the Wisconsin State Fair to hold an onsite COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Officials say the vaccine clinic will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15. Those who are vaccinated at the onsite clinic will receive a voucher for a free cream puff redeemable at the Cream Puff Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcomed for anyone 12-years-old and over. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available.

“For 52 years, Kathy and I haven't missed a State Fair—except for last year, of course—and we’ve shared some of our favorite memories here, including eating our fair share of Wisconsin cream puffs,” said Gov. Evers. “Getting shots in arms is a critical part of making sure our state and our economy continue to recover, so we’re thrilled to partner with the folks at DHS and the Wisconsin State Fair to provide cream puffs to all those who get their COVID-19 vaccine at the state fair clinic on-site this year.”

Officials say the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare at the State Fair Park in West Allis. AMI has partnered with DHS to run and operate six DHS community-based vaccination clinics since March. 

“With an increase in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, it is urgent for those who are eligible but not yet vaccinated to get protected against the virus,” said Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “We all want to make informed decisions about our health and healthcare. If you still have questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, please consult with your own healthcare providers. Here is what the facts and data are showing: first, the COVID-19 vaccines are providing protection against COVID-19 and all variants, like the Delta, and they are helping prevent severe illness. Second, most confirmed cases are in people who are not yet fully vaccinated. We know for a fact that widespread vaccinations are the best way for all of us to move past this pandemic.”

Fair admission is required to access the vaccination clinic. 

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