Wisconsin Center becomes federal vaccination site, meaning more people can get their dose
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee is now a federal COVID-19 vaccination site.
The government takeover on Tuesday, April 6 means more people can get their dose.
The site will now be able to handle 3,000 vaccinations per day.
“The 3,000 doses we'll be providing at the Wisconsin Center is in addition to the doses that are already coming to the state of Wisconsin. Previously the doses we've been delivering came out of the state's allocation. This is extra doses on top of that,” said Dan Schulman,
external affairs director, FEMA Region 5.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is managing the site, which means there is more federal staff and vaccine doses come straight from the government supply.
This partnership is part of a federal pilot program with the state to expand access in certain areas based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), census and partner data.
FEMA says it will have the Pfizer vaccine, but if someone is coming in for their second shot of Moderna, they'll have that as well.
The site will now be staffed by soldiers from the Department of Defense instead of staff from across the federal government.
In Milwaukee County, 31-percent of residents have received their first dose.
The site will be open seven days a week for eight weeks.
Vaccinations at the Wisconsin Center are by appointment only. You can register online or call 414-286-6800.