Vaccine clinics at North Division, South Division high schools open to all Milwaukee residents
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Vaccine sites at Milwaukee's North and South Division High Schools are now welcoming all city of Milwaukee residents 16 and older, the Milwaukee Health Department announced Tuesday, April 6.
Previously, vaccinations were offered to residents of specific ZIP codes.
"We know that there are health care disparities in the state of Wisconsin and certainly in southeast Wisconsin and Milwaukee. We want to make sure that we are bringing the vaccinations to those neighborhoods where people live," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett during a media briefing Tuesday.
North Division High School, which is located at 1011 West Center Street, and South Division High School, which is located at 1515 West Lapham Boulevard, are open for walk-in vaccinations Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. until April 16.
During the briefing, Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson said 1,538 doses were administered at North Division High School and 1,940 doses were administered at South Division High School last week.
"Vaccinations are also how we're going to crush COVID," Johnson said. "Our goal is to get as many people vaccinated as possible."
About 11-percent of Milwaukee residents have been fully vaccinated and 22.4-percent of city residents have received at least one dose, according to Johnson.
The vaccination site at the Wisconsin Center, 401 West Wisconsin Avenue, is also open by appointment to all eligible people, and pharmacies and health care providers continue to vaccinate residents, as well.
Find updated information on vaccine information in Milwaukee HERE.