Milwaukee VA offering walk-in clinic for veterans 65 and older to get COVID vaccine

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Veterans enrolled with the Milwaukee VA and its community clinics in Green Bay, Appleton, Cleveland and Union Grove, who are 65 or older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination Saturday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 18, at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center walk-in clinic. 

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is located at 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53295. 

According to a news release, doors open at 7:15 a.m. in the main hospital East Entrance and will remain open until 500 vaccinations are reached each day. No appointment is necessary. This is a two-dose series of vaccinations. Veterans must be available for a follow-up appointment for the second dose in about three weeks.

Veterans can park in the main parking lots and enter only through the East Entrance. Valet parking will not be available. We have limited space in the hospital and all veterans should come alone unless they need assistance from a family member.

Veterans will be given direction while entering the campus grounds and VA officials will verify enrollment status.

Those wishing to be vaccinated must bring identification, wear a mask to enter the hospital, maintain social distancing and not be ill, including having any COVID symptoms such as coughing or a fever. The Milwaukee VA asks everyone to be flexible during the vaccine process and we will provide a safe environment for all Veterans and staff.

Those who already have a vaccination appointment time at the medical center or clinics should keep that time and not come to the walk-in event.

COVID-19 vaccinations will continue after this weekend, by appointment, for enrolled veterans who are 65 and older. The Milwaukee VA will call veterans to schedule those appointments.

See below for a VA Medical Center map: 

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