The state’s first such clinic started this week at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the operations using part of the state’s allocation of vaccine.
Dane County, the state and FEMA “remain in active conversations about planning for the potential of a mass vaccination site” at Alliant, Josh Wescott, chief of staff for Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, said in a statement Thursday. “These conversations continue to progress and the parties are due to meet later this week to further the work that is well underway.”
State-run vaccination clinics have opened in Janesville and La Crosse, with another opening next week in Racine. Health care organizations and UW campuses have started others, including one at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
People with chronic conditions that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 become eligible for shots Monday, with the general public eligible by May 1.
“Week by week, we’ve seen increased doses, and we anticipate a pretty significant jump around the first of April,” Julie Willems Van Dijk, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services, said Thursday. “It won’t be that long before, in your community, there will be more and more vaccine and more and more availability.”
The state has a list and map of vaccinators available online at go.madison.com/vaccinators and a registry for appointments and a waiting list at vaccinate.wi.gov.. A hotline for questions about vaccines and assistance with registration is at 844-684-1064.