UPDATE: More than 600 COVID-19 vaccines administered at State Fair, DHS reports

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MONDAY 08/16/2021 1:35 p.m.

WEST ALLIS. Wis. (WFRV)- On Monday, August 16, the DHS announced more than 600 vaccines were administered at the Wisconsin State Fair.

The AMI Expeditionary Healthcare held the clinic on-site for fair guests to come and receive their COVID-19 vaccine that went for all 11 days of the fair.

Sources say that the clinic administered 608 vaccines during the fair. Along with the vaccine, recipients also received a voucher for a free cream puff.

Governor Evers was thrilled to share these numbers with the public. He believes this is good news for the state, especially for its economy. Saying, “as we work to get shots in the arms and ensure our economy can recover from this pandemic.”

AMI has worked with the DHS to operate six other community-focused vaccine clinics since March of this year. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were offered.

ORIGINAL STORY: Nearly 200 vaccinated at Wisconsin State Fair vaccine clinic

MONDAY 08/09/2021 4:24 p.m.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WFRV)- On Monday, August 9, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Governor Evers shared that nearly 200 vaccines have been administered at the Wisconsin State Fair Vaccine Clinic.

As of August 9, the Clinic has distributed 194 vaccines since the opening day of the fair.

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for fair guests. All those vaccinated on-site will receive a free cream puff coupon for the Cream Puff Pavilion, officials say.

Governor Evers thinks it is a terrific thing that so many are coming out to state fair vaccine clinics and doing their part to help protect the community. Saying, “I encourage Wisconsinites to drop by our vaccine clinic at the State Fair to get your shot- and a free cream puff, too!”

The clinic is operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare. AMI has been working alongside the DHS to run 6 different vaccine clinics since March, sources say. Anyone, 12 and over, is eligible for the vaccine at the State Fair. Walk-in appointments are encouraged during the fair. Both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered at the State Fair clinic.

The Wisconsin State Fair will be running until Sunday, August 15, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be open to state fair guests from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

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