Lt. Gov. Barnes visits southside vaccine clinic serving local Native Americans

NOW: Lt. Gov. Barnes visits southside vaccine clinic serving local Native Americans

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Day by day, it seems like the availability of vaccination is expanding in Wisconsin.

In Milwaukee Tuesday, March 23, a clinic that serves local Native Americans held another vaccination event.

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes appeared at the Ignace Indian Health Center on the south side. 

"We are not out of the woods yet, but we are approaching, we are approaching some form of civilization," said Lt. Gov. Barnes.

Early this month, the clinic vaccinated 460 tribal members. This was their second availability.

One of the health center's leaders says there has been some hesitancy among Native Americans to get the vaccine, based on history.

"I understand that, and I think as a native person talking to other natives, it's important to understand the barriers of that and try to address them as best you can," said Dr. Lyle Ignace. "But do understand that this is an opportunity of prevention and risk reduction."

The clinic runs through Thursday, March 25.

They expect to provide more than 1,000 doses of the vaccine over the three days.

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