Milwaukee Health Services hosts vaccine clinic among Juneteenth Day celebrations
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Anyone still needing a COVID-19 vaccine had the opportunity to get one while celebrating Juneteenth Day on Saturday, June 19.
Milwaukee Health services hosted a community-based conquer COVID-19 vaccination clinic. People 12-years-old and older were able to get a shot, plus a COVID safety kit, lunch and a goody bag.
Dr. Tito Izard says the area where Juneteenth was celebrated has a really low vaccination rate, which made their work on Saturday even more important.
"When we talk about getting vaccinated and being able to do the pre-vaccine or pre-pandemic days, we really have to look at different communities and say the risk to people in certain neighborhoods, in certain communities can still be high and so you have to be cautious," Izard, President and CEO of Milwaukee Health services, said.
After Saturday, Milwaukee Health Services plans to go block by block to bring information and vaccines to the community.