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Evers, Thompson visit as COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens in La Crosse

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A popular gathering place on the UW-La Crosse campus becomes a battleground against the coronavirus. 

A community vaccination clinic has opened at the university’s Cleary Alumni Center — the second regional clinic of its kind in the state so far.

The Community Vaccination Clinic will be open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday each week at the UW-La Crosse Clearly Alumni Center (map).

Gov. Tony Evers and UW System president Tommy Thompson were among the visitors touring the clinic just before it opened Tuesday morning. 

Former Gov. Thompson said Wisconsin currently leads all other states in vaccination rate, while Evers said 25 percent of the state’s population over 65 has been vaccinated.

Evers added that the coronavirus indicators, which had been at the highest level (red) for many weeks are now coming down

The La Crosse clinic is prioritizing those aged 65 and older this week.

For county residents over 65 who have not heard from the health department, call 608-785-6240 or visit vaccinate.wi.gov to register online. Any questions, email [email protected]

Other clinics are planned in the Racine, Superior, and Wausau areas.   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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