How Milwaukeeans felt after getting their COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 19:19:10-04

MILWAUKEE — It was a big day in Wisconsin as roughly 2,000,000 more people became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. In Milwaukee, two special walk-in clinics opened for Milwaukeeans who live in the hardest hit areas of the pandemic. This is how they felt about getting the vaccine.

“I am so excited,” Felicia Harris said.

"Now I get to hang around my grandmother a little bit more,” Phillip Calvert said.

"I feel a little safer but still cautious, so I'll probably be cautious around people, still wearing my mask too," Thao Kang Vang said.

"I’m feeling more safe. I can’t wait till more people get it,” Lisa Ortiz said. "They have a really good set up here."

The clinics are located at North and South Division high schools in Milwaukee. They are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until April 19. The eligible ZIP codes are 53204, 53205, 53206, 53209, 53215, 53216, 53218, 53223, 53224, and 53233.

It's a first come first serve basis. There are around 600 doses they gave out on Monday, so the first 600 people got their vaccine.

A National Guard member told TMJ4 reporter James Groh that the day went smoothly. The National Guard member had previously worked at the Wisconsin Center, which is by appointment only. He said the walk-in format had been just as smooth.

It's also important to note that this is available for undocumented citizens. There is even a Spanish translator on staff at North Division high school.

Watch the video above to learn how more people felt getting their first coronavirus vaccine shot.

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