Milwaukee is making a monetary provide to metropolis residents age 12 and older who’ve obtained the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer or Moderna, however haven’t gotten their second dose.
The provide is to return in for that second shot, and get a $25 U.S. Financial institution reward card on-site.
Milwaukee Well being Commissioner Kirsten Johnson stated that for vaccines designed to be given out in two doses, getting that second shot is a giant assist to the physique’s disease-fighting immune system.
“That second dose actually will increase the immune response,” Johnson stated. “You get some immune response with the primary dose — actually higher than nothing — however that second dose actually will increase to the complete immune response.”
Johnson stated 61% of Milwaukee residents age 12 and older have obtained their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 56% are totally vaccinated. The Well being Division stated town’s new incentive is geared toward about 25,000 people who find themselves eligible for a second shot, however have but to maneuver forward with it.
The town has 1,000 reward playing cards obtainable by funding offered by the state.
The provide comes amid somewhat little bit of an easing of recent COVID-19 instances this week. However Johnson she stated she hopes these not totally vaccinated do not delay getting a shot.
“I hope folks understand we’re heading into winter. We’re heading indoors. That the danger for publicity nonetheless exists. I imply, we’re nonetheless at a excessive degree of transmission,” Johnson stated.
Johnson stated the reward playing cards for second doses can be found on the Northwest Well being Heart, 7630 W. Mill Highway, and the Southside Well being Heart, 1639 S twenty third Road.
Each are open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to three p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to six p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The brand new Menomonee Valley COVID-19 website is situated at 2401 W. St. Paul Ave. The brand new website provides vaccinations Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 p.m. to six p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to three p.m.
Johnson emphasised that Milwaukee people beneath 18 might want to have a guardian or guardian current to obtain the vaccine and incentive.
The reward card just isn’t obtainable for lately accepted booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Friday afternoon, Mayor Tom Barrett is anticipated to supply an replace on the Milwaukee Well being Division’s COVID-19 and flu efforts. Barrett’s workplace stated he’ll obtain his flu shot on-camera on the Menomonee Valley website.
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