Milwaukee Health Department brings mobile vaccination clinic to Fiserv Forum for Bucks game
MIWLAUKEE (CBS 58) --The Pfizer vaccine was given to Bucks fans Sunday, May 2. It's all thanks to Fiserv Forum and the Milwaukee Health Department working together to make it happen.
“When did you ever think you could go see a Bucks game and get a vaccine at the same time," Dennis Williams said. He is Fiserv Forum's general manager.
It’s a first for the arena. The health department set up a mobile vaccination site at Fiserv Forum.
"We’re really trying to get the vaccine out to where people are, the city of Milwaukee, so we can get through this and move forward," Kirsten Johnson said. She is the commissioner of health with the Milwaukee Health Department.
Bucks fans and employees were able to get the Pfizer vaccine. The second dose was also offered if needed. People could pop in while they are watching the game.
“We’ve been partnering with the Bucks really since the beginning of the pandemic to make sure they have games and have fans again safely," Johnson said.
The health department says it’s all about meeting people where they are and fans appreciate the effort.
“I was looking up to come to this game I saw that they had the vaccine here so I thought it’s a good opportunity not to take an appointment somewhere else," Olivier Maxence Prosper said. He was getting his first vaccine on Sunday.
According to the state health department, nearly 2 million Wisconsinites have been fully vaccinated. As of Thursday, April 29, Johnson says 31 percent of Milwaukee residents are fully vaccinated.
“Anywhere we can get shots in arms where it’s convenient for people, whether they’re at work is where we want to be," Johnson said.
“To have about 3800 people on site here today, what better opportunity to capture them on a Sunday afternoon," Williams said.