Racine's Tyler-Domer Community Center will become COVID-19 vaccination site

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Tyler-Domer Community Center in Racine will be a COVID-19 community vaccination location for residents on May 21 and May 22.

Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the City of Racine Public Health Administrator, and Mayor Cory Mason announced the partnership with the State of Wisconsin ‘s Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard on Monday, May 17.

The site will be open on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to administer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Residents must come back to the Tyler-Domer Community Center for the second dose on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

“We are happy to be able to bring the vaccine to more neighborhoods throughout the City. With new guidelines from the CDC now saying fully vaccinated people, do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors; I hope more and more members of our community will get vaccinated so that they can take of their mask and still feel safe,” said Mayor Mason. 

Officials say no appointments are needed, residents can walk-up. The vaccinations are free and you do not need to show an ID. Bus rides are also free if you tell the driver you are going to get vaccinated. Officials say bus route 2 stops at Park High School. 

Anyone above the age of 12 is eligible to get vaccinated if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

“As we continue to feel a sense of normalcy return, getting vaccinated is our best way forward and how we put this pandemic behind us. Black and Brown communities were hit hardest when the pandemic first struck. That's why it is critical that vaccines be made available in the most accessible and convenient ways possible. Let's not throw away our shot. Get vaccinated,” said Council President John Tate II. 

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