‘A priority’: New partnership aims to get educators in Milwaukee vaccinated in next two weeks
Updated: 12:35 p.m. on March 3, 2021
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A new partnership is hoping to get more COVID-19 vaccines to educators who work or live in Milwaukee.
It aims to make sure all educators have the chance to get the vaccine within the next two weeks.
The partnership was announced on Wednesday, Mar. 3 by the Milwaukee Health Department, Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
“Getting teachers and early childhood educators vaccinated is a priority,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.
Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin will be taking a lead role in vaccinating teachers at locations across the city including the Wisconsin Center, local libraries and high schools.
The City of Milwaukee Health Department continues to vaccinate eligible groups. View eligibility and sign up for appointment slots at https://t.co/VfllZ3OVsg. If you do not have internet access or need help with scheduling call (414) 286-6800. #CrushCovidMKEpic.twitter.com/kzo0aBL7cY— City of Milwaukee Health Dept. (@MKEhealth) March 2, 2021
“We believe these community sites... are just what our community needs to meet people right where they are with vaccines,” Medical College of Wisconsin’s Dr. Kristin Busse said.
Children’s Wisconsin says they have more than 100 volunteers ready to help.
“Having vaccines available to provide them to educators and childhood care workers allows us to have a pathway through this pandemic,” Children’s Wisconsin’s Dr. Mike Gutzeit said.
Those eligible can register for a vaccine on the city’s health department website and choose the closest vaccination location to them.
“This work in this partnership is so necessary,” Milwaukee Health Department Deputy Commissioner of Community Health Marlaina Jackson said. “We are so grateful and so excited to be able to get this work done to get our educators back in the classrooms so that they can teach our children.”
The Milwaukee Health Department has 17,000 doses ready for educators.
Posted: 7:05 a.m. on March 3, 2021
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Health Department, Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin are expected to announce a new vaccine partnership on Wednesday, March 3.
More information is expected to be announced during a 10 a.m. press conference.