Isaiah Thomas, 15, received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday afternoon at the Racine library. “He’s able to return to high school and he wanted to stop catching COVID-19 as he returned in person,” said his mother, Shalonda Thomas. The library is one among several places that are not typical medical facilities where the town is expanding its vaccination efforts through “pop-up clinics.” The City of Racine Public Health Department and Central Racine County Health Department still urge residents to urge vaccinated as COVID-19 cases rise among unvaccinated individuals.
“Wisconsin data is showing that, since March, 95% of COVID-related deaths were among unvaccinated individuals, and most new cases of COVID are being seen within the vaccinated public,” stated Central Racine County Health Officer Margaret Gesner. “Therefore, we still urge those that aren’t vaccinated to try to do so for the health and safety of our community.” Residents are ready to receive vaccinations at various clinics, including the 2 health departments, local pharmacies, and therefore the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Community-Based Vaccination Clinic at Regency Mall.
There are two other pop-up clinics being hosted by AMI in the week on Saturday, July 17. These clinics are distributing the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. At the Racine Zoo, residents can get their vaccine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and everybody who receives their vaccine there’ll be entered into the a prize drawing sponsored by both the town and county. they’re going to also receive a voucher for Racine Zoo concessions or for the Racine Zoo store. Residents can obtain their vaccine from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Monument Square as a part of Deer District Racine because the Milwaukee Bucks play within the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns. those that get vaccinated there’ll even be entered into the prize drawing. Anyone who gets vaccinated by halftime also will be entered to win a basketball signed by Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton.
Residents who get vaccinated at hall , Regency Mall or any of the pop-up clinics by the top of of the day on July 17 can still be entered to the town and County’s prize drawing. These prizes range from one month’s rent up to $700 purchased, a sensible TV, $50 grocery cards, or up to $100 in utility payments. “We still exerting to seek out innovative ways to satisfy the community where they’re to urge vaccinated,” Mayor Cory Mason said during a statement. “I am grateful for the partnerships with DHS and AMI to expand vaccine opportunities in our community.”