State, local leaders tour Milwaukee vaccine site encouraging people to do their part to end pandemic

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- State and local leaders toured a Milwaukee vaccine site Monday, May 10, urging people to do their part to end the pandemic. 

The clinic is at the Northwest Health Center (Formerly the Mill Road Library) at 6431 North 76th Street. People can walk in and get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Before the doors opened Monday, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive David Crowley and members of the Milwaukee Health Department on a tour of the site. 

In addition to the site here, the Milwaukee Health Department runs a vaccine clinic at the Southside Health Center, located at 1639 South 23rd Street.

The health department says its main focus now is bringing the vaccine to the people with the various pop-up clinics. 

There are even discussions about how to bring the vaccine door-to-door. 

Senator Baldwin said it's good for her and Congresswoman Moore to see how things are working on the ground. 

"We pass major legislation and see it signed into law and say gosh, I hope it does exactly what we’re dreaming of having it do," said Baldwin. 

The spot was a library and the health department says it's going to be utilizing three other libraries to give out the vaccine. They plan to have teams of two people providing the vaccine, but also provide education and encourage people about the importance of the vaccine. 

Beginning Thursday, May 13, vaccines will be available at these three library branch locations: 

  • Zablocki, 3501 West Oklahoma Avenue (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) 
  • Washington Park, 2121 North Sherman Boulevard (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) 
  • Mitchell Street, 906 West Historic Mitchell Street (Tuesday, Thursday)
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