MONROE — Throughout the months of June and July a collaborative community health team will be offering four pop-up COVID-19 vaccine information and clinic sessions at the Twining Park and Badger State Trail Park Shelter in Monroe (425 14th Ave) with the goal of providing health education and community health opportunities to Green County and local Hispanic residents. The information and clinic sessions will take place in the park shelter across from the Veracruz Mexican Market.
Individuals will be able to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they receive — Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer — except June 11th when the Pfizer vaccine will not be offer. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people 12 years of age and older and requires a second dose 3 weeks after the first dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine approved for people 18 years of age and older.
Individuals do not need to make an appointment, do not need to pre-register or have an ID, proof of residence, or health insurance to participate. The vaccine is completely free. People with health insurance, however, are encouraged to bring their insurance card so that insurance can be billed for administrative costs (the price of operating the clinic).
When to go ...
Below are the dates, times, and age groups that are eligible for vaccination at the pop-up clinics:
● Friday, June 11th 4-6 p.m., Ages 18+
● Friday, June 18th 4-6 p.m., Ages 12+
● Friday, July 9th 4-6 p.m., Ages 12+
● Friday July 30th 4-6 p.m., Ages 12+
Limited transportation assistance is available through Veracruz Mexican Market. Individuals in needed of transportation to these pop-up clinics can call (608) 325-4907. Spanish translation will also be available at each of the information and clinic sessions.
Support for the pop-up clinics is made possible through a grant to the Wisconsin Community Health Fund and the SWCAP organizations by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The collaborative community health team includes staff from the Green County Public Health Department, the Monroe Clinic, the Wisconsin Community Health Fund, SWCAP, the United Way of Green County and the UW-Extension Green County. The collaborative community health team is grateful for the leadership and support of the Veracruz Mexican Market as an important partner in community health.
Community members will have the opportunity to get vaccinated and/or learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines. Knowledgeable staff will be on-site to answer any questions about the vaccines. Community members in attendance will further be able to enjoy music and free tacos for the first 100 participants.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and updates, please monitor the Green County Public Health website, follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter, or DHS WI on Instagram. Additional information related to COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website.