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Alliant Energy Center to stop mass COVID-19 testing and vaccinations on June 26th

Health officials say people will still be able to get tested and receive their vaccine at the other PHMDC sites.
Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 6:54 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Alliant Energy Center is shutting down operations for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations on Saturday, June 26, according to Public Health Madison & Dane County.

“We are seeing lower numbers of folks coming through for both of those things in that mass setting, so it’s time to let everyone get back to their normal business and let the Alliant Energy Center start getting back to their business,” said PHMDC Director Janel Heinrich.

Heinrich says the Alliant Energy Center played a massive role in helping slow the spread of the virus.

“Absolutely critical. I think it’s a marker of our success as a community,” she said. “Early on, we had such incredible coverage around testing. That really helped us paint a profile of really understanding the depth and breadth of illness here.”

Since May of 2020, over 424,000 tests have been conducted at the Alliant Energy Center. As of June 1st, over 80,000 vaccine doses have been given.

Health officials will continue to offer public testing and vaccinations after June 26th. PHMDC is in the process of transitioning COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to the clinics on East Washington Ave and South Park Street.

For more information on those locations, click HERE.

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