Hundreds attend community vaccine clinic at Milwaukee church

NOW: Hundreds attend community vaccine clinic at Milwaukee church


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Hundreds of people were vaccinated at a Milwaukee church Friday, March 19. 

It was a partnership between the Greater New Birth Church, the Milwaukee Health Department and Milwaukee Health Services. 

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson says it was the first community vaccination clinic since a new ZIP code program was announced earlier this week. 

The program allows anyone 16 and older living in 10 Milwaukee County ZIP codes to get the vaccine. 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was offered for those getting vaccinated at the church. 

It was estimated that 1,100 people could get the vaccine there. 

“We’re just trying to all make it happen together because this is not a one person problem, this is not just a block problem, this is a community issue and we’re going to beat down the pandemic and that’s what we want to be a part of,” said Bishop Burt with Greater New Birth Church.

Walk-in vaccination clinics will be held at North & South Division High Schools starting Monday for those in the ZIP code program. 


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