Free COVID-19 Vaccinations & Education Throughout Badger at State Trail Pavilion June and July
Come learn, get vaccinated, and celebrate health!
June 10, 2021
NOTE: This article contains updated information received from Green County Public Health after the paper went to press.
Throughout the months of June and July a collaborative community health team will be offering four pop-up COVID-19 vaccine information and clinic sessions at the Badger State Trail Pavilion in Monroe, located at 425 14th Avenue, with the goal of providing health education to Green County residents. The information and clinic sessions will take place in the shelter across from the Veracruz Mexican Market.
The following are the dates, times, and age groups that are eligible for vaccination at the pop-up clinics:
Friday, June 11: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., 18+; Friday, June 18: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.,12+; Friday, July 9, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.,12+; Friday July 30, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.,12+.
Individuals will be able to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they receive – Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer on the days indicated people 12 and older can receive the vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people 12 years of age and older and requires a second dose three weeks after the first dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine approved for people 18 years of age and older. On the clinic day that is noted for people ages 18 and up, the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered.
Individuals do not need to make an appointment, do not need to pre-register or have an ID, proof of residence, or health insurance to participate. The vaccine is completely free. People with health insurance, however, are encouraged to bring their insurance card so that insurance can be billed for administrative costs (the price of operating the clinic).
Limited transportation assistance is available through Veracruz Mexican Market. Individuals in need of transportation to these pop-up clinics can call (608) 325-4907. Spanish translation will also be available at each of the information and clinic sessions.
Support for the pop-up clinics are made possible through a grant to the Wisconsin Community Health Fund and the SWCAP organizations by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The collaborative community health team includes staff from the Green County Public Health Department, the Monroe Clinic, the Wisconsin Community Health Fund, SWCAP, the United Way of Green County and the UW-Extension Green County. The collaborative community health team is grateful for the leadership and support of the Veracruz Mexican Market as an important partner in community health.
Community members will have the opportunity to get vaccinated and/or learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines. Knowledgeable staff will be on-site to answer any questions about the vaccines. Community members in attendance will further be able to enjoy music and free tacos for the first 100 participants!
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please monitor the Green County Public Health website: https://gcpublichealth.org/, and Facebook page, the DHS website at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ for updates, and follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov.