Vaccination clinic to be held at Racine's Juneteenth Day celebration

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Ascension Wisconsin will host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the city of Racine's Juneteenth Day celebration Saturday, June 19.

The clinic will take place inside of the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, located at 601 Caron Butler Drive, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Racine-Kenosha Black Nurses Association will be available to educate community members about vaccine safety, according to a press release, and to dispel myths and misinformation about the vaccine.

“On June 19, we will celebrate Juneteenth Day," said Alderwoman Mollie Jones. "This day, June 19, 1866, ended one form of oppression on African Americans but COVID-19 has also been oppressive to our people.  Researchers have found that African Americans have disproportionate higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths due to the disparities in health care and especially to COVID-19. We are seeing more and more young people getting sick from this virus and we still do not know the long-term side effects.  Having a clinic at Juneteenth is a resource for our community and I encourage everyone to use this opportunity to get vaccinated."

Vaccinations and bus rides are free, and you do not need to show an ID to be eligible. 

Anyone age 12 and above is eligible to get vaccinated -- children will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign a consent form. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made ahead of time by clicking here

Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered by Ascension Wisconsin from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

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