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Medical College of Wisconsin to become 2nd area vaccination hub

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Posted at 9:50 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 15:27:20-05

MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will become the Milwaukee area’s second COVID-19 vaccine hub. When the facility opens on Wednesday, Healthcare workers and first responders who fall in the state’s “1-A” vaccine group and aren’t affiliated with a hospital system will be eligible for the vaccination.

Medical College of Wisconsin CEO Dr. John Raymond says “it’s critical that we get COVID19 shots in people’s arms, as many people as possible, as soon as we possibly can.”

This is one way to speed up the process. Raymond said it took approval from government agencies to turn the Medical College into a hub.

“You have to document that you have adequate and appropriate storage capacities, ultracold chain capabilities, appropriate chain of custody controls, security issues,” he said.

For those who are eligible for a shot at the Medical College of Wisconsin, you must pre-register for the vaccine. To do that, sign up here.

The Medical College’s Dr. Riccardo Colella believes the site at MCW will be a model for future vaccination sites. “We’re going to have to move in a model similar to this as we go into 1b and 1c. I just don’t think there is enough capacity for one agency to do it for one community he says.

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