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Rock Co. community COVID-19 vaccination clinic is cutting hours

Gov. Tony Evers speaks after touring the state's first community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic,...
Gov. Tony Evers speaks after touring the state's first community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic, at Blackhawk Technical College, in Janesville, on Feb. 10, 2021.(WMTV/Caroline Peterson)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 3:03 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reducing service at the Rock Co. community COVID-19 vaccination clinic as well as five more locations across the state, with the expectation that the clinics will close in late July.

In addition to the Janesville-based clinic, located at Blackhawk Technical College, the community ones in Barron, Douglas, La Crosse, Marathon, Racine will also see their hours cut.

Each clinic will adjust their hours and available dates for vaccination based on local demand for vaccines and gradually reduce their service hours to one or two days per week before eventually closing. The “ramping down” of operations begins Monday, June 14.

Julie Willems Van Dijk, Deputy Secretary for the DHS, said that nearly 83,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the six sites.

The DHS is reminding residents that there are several other ways to receive the vaccine, including through pharmacies, health care providers and health departments, employers, and pop-up clinics. For those needing assistance in locating a vaccine appointment or location, or more information about COVID-19 vaccines, they can visit the DHS website here or call 1-844-684-1064. To find a vaccine, visit vaccines.gov, call 211, or call 877-947-2211.

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