News 3 Now is hoping to make it as easy as possible to get a COVID vaccine. We know there are people in Southern Wisconsin who haven’t had access to the vaccine, haven’t had time to make an appointment, are having trouble navigating the registration system or still have questions about the vaccine.
We’re hoping to eliminate those barriers and help anyone who wants a shot get one. On Thursday, May 13, we hosted the first part of News 3 Now Vaccine Day, giving out a total of 565 doses in one day at pop-up clinics at William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park and the News 3 Now station parking lot.
On Thursday, June 3, we will be providing second doses to those people at both locations, as well as doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and first doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone who wants one.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What types of vaccine will you have?
The News 3 Now clinics will be using the Pfizer vaccine, administered by SSM Health. There will also be a very limited supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine available.
Will kids be able to get the vaccine?
Yes, with the CDC approving the Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 12-15, we will be able to vaccinate anyone 12 or older. Parents will need to be present for anyone under the age of 18 to fill out a parental consent form.
Do I need insurance?
No, you do not need insurance to get the vaccine at one of our walk-up clinics. The shot will remain free of cost to you even if you do not have insurance.
Do I need to bring anything?
The only thing you will need to provide is your name and your date of birth. You’ll be asked to fill out a questionnaire before getting the vaccine, but you do not need to do it ahead of time.
What about the second dose?
Those who received their first dose with us on May 13 will get their second dose at the same location on June 3. Those who choose to receive a first dose on June 3 will be scheduled to get their second dose at an SSM Clinic.