Kenosha County Public Health, community partners hosting mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics | Local News

Kenosha County Public Health will hold two mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week, with incentives offered to anyone who receives a dose.

Clinics will be offered:

Today, 10-11 a.m. at the Kenosha Senior Center, 2717 67th St..

Sunday, May 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Coleman Chapel AME, 4111 30th Ave.

They are following a similar clinic held Sunday at Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave.

The first and second doses of vaccine will be available to anyone aged 5 and over. Boosters will be offered to ages 12 and up. (Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)

Clinic clients can choose from three vaccine varieties: Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, although Pfizer remains the only vaccine licensed for distribution to under-18s.

A $25 Visa gift card will be given to everyone who receives a dose, while supplies last.

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The clinics are presented through a partnership between Kenosha County Public Health, the Health Equity Task Force and host organizations. The Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund is also a partner in both churches.

“The Health Equity Task Force continues to address disparities around COVID-19 vaccinations,” said task force member Tamarra Coleman. “Our main objective is to ensure that those who are eligible and want the vaccine, including the two boosters, have the opportunity to access it. We appreciate our community partners, like Second Baptist Church, Kenosha Senior Center, and Coleman Chapel AME for partnering with us in these efforts.

Cyndean Jennings, trustee and usher of Coleman Chapel, said the church was thrilled to be part of the effort.

“We are pleased to partner with Kenosha County Public Health by serving as one of the mobile COVID vaccination sites,” Jennings said. “Coleman Chapel AME Church is committed to the spiritual, mental and physical health of our community.”

No appointment is necessary at all three clinics.

At all sites, health professionals will be present to answer questions about vaccines.

All vaccinations are free and no ID or health insurance is required.

Those who have already received a first or second dose of vaccine are asked to bring their vaccination card, if possible, although it is not compulsory.

More information about COVID-19 in Kenosha County, including links to community vaccine and testing providers, is available at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19.