Mexican Consulate hosts vaccine clinic for Milwaukee community members

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Mexican Consulate in Milwaukee is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

They began around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, April 9, giving out free Johnson & Johnson vaccines to about 40 community members.

The clinic is by appointment only.

They say nationality and immigration status did not affect eligibility, but they targeted the Hispanic community so they could be in a comfortable environment where volunteers spoke Spanish.

"This is just a pilot program and we'll take it from there," said Julián Adem Díaz de León, Consul of Mexico. "These people have appointments. We have an extra set of vaccines if we have some more people. But we're going to have this on a regular basis, possibly once a week. If it turns out well, we'll do it more frequently."

The clinic is part of a partnership between the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Health Department and the Mexican Consulate. 

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