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Gov. Evers and DHS announce four more community-based vaccination sites

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A week after Wisconsin's first community-based vaccination site opened in Rock County, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced locations for four more community-based vaccination clinics.

According to a press release, the new vaccination sites will be located in La Crosse County, Racine County, Marathon County, and one split between Douglas and Barron County.

The sites are expected to open within the next two months, according to the announcement.

Gov. Evers declared the first community vaccination site a success and want to continue the efforts.

"These community-based sites are going to be critical to our work making sure that Wisconsinites can get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic behind us," Gov. Evers said.

DHS and Gov. Evers said the locations for the sites were determined on factors like population demographics, local health capacity, operations, and concentration.

Interim DHS Secretary Karen Timberlake said DHS is prioritizing minimize barriers for those who are eligible and getting vaccines to people efficiently and safely.

“We are expanding our capacity to deliver COVID-19 vaccines as more vaccine becomes available and as more people are eligible to be vaccinated," Timberlake said. "Along with mobile vaccination teams, various local vaccine providers, and pharmacy partners, these clinics are one of the many ways that folks can protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.”