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Trempealeau Co. offers COVID-19 vaccine to residents 65 and older

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Trempealeau County residents 65 and older could have access to the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday.

The Health Department partnered with Gundersen Tri-County to administer the COVID-19 vaccine following the government’s phased vaccine distribution guidelines. Those who meet the guidelines listen below and wish to receive a vaccine can call the Health Department at 715-538-3826.

The vaccine itself is free, and the administration fee will be covered by insurance or available funding, according to Barbara Barczak, Trempealeau County Health Department Director. She asked those who already contacted the Health Department to be patient as they work to schedule appointments.

The following are currently eligible for vaccination in Trempealeau County:

  • Anesthesia-related team members
  • Behavior health providers
  • Certified nursing assistant, nurse aide, medical assistant
  • Chiropractors
  • Clinical ethicist
  • Dental services
  • Home Health Workers
  • Emergency Medical Responders
  • Health Care Trainees
  • Hospice Workers
  • Nurses working in community settings
  • Long-term Care Facilities Staff and residents age 75+
  • Pharmacist/pharmacist assistant
  • Phlebotomists and laboratory personnel
  • Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Public Health Workers providing vaccines and testing for COVID19
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social workers, case management workers
  • Therapy Services (i.e., physical, occupational, speech)
  • Transportation Services provided to transport patients to and from healthcare settings
  • Police Officers
  • Fire Personnel
  • Correctional Officers
  • Coroners/Medical Examiners
  • Funeral staff
  • People age 65 or older

Eligible individuals can also reach out to the following agencies to schedule a vaccine appointment:

  • Marshfield Clinic Health System: Visit the website and complete the self-registration vaccine survey.
  • Mayo Clinic Health System (Eau Claire, Barron, Rice Lake, Bloomer, Osseo and Menomonie): Visit the website.
  • La Crosse County
  • Prevea

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the CDC and Wisconsin DHS websites.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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