Milwaukee County’s Ben Weston on the third anniversary of COVID-19
Dr. Ben Weston talks about what has changed in the past three years with COVID-19 and what lessons have been learned in Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Three years into the COVID-19 era, the Milwaukee Health Department is implementing a change in testing and vaccination services.
“The Milwaukee Health Department started offering COVID-19 community testing sites at the onset of the pandemic and stood up our first vaccination clinic in January 2021,” Milwaukee Interim Health Commissioner Tyler Weber said in a statement.
“Three years of COVID-19 response within the Milwaukee community has been no small feat. Our team has administered over 241,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 497,000 COVID-19 tests. Milwaukee lives have been saved due to the tireless work of our staff and public health and healthcare workers across our city.”
Here’s what you need to know:
COVID-19 vaccination locations and hours
- March 17: Last day for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Menomonee Valley COVID-19 drive-through clinic, 2401 W. St. Paul Ave.
- Milwaukee Health Department clinics will continue to offer vaccinations for free without an appointment, with hours of operation available at Milwaukee.gov/COVIDvax.
- April 3: hours of vaccination clinics will change:
- Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St.Monday, 3–6 p.m.Tuesday, 1–4 p.m.
- Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd.Wednesday, 3–6 p.m.
- Keenan Sexual Health Clinic, 3200 N. 36th St.Friday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
- April 15: The last day the Menomonee Valley site will offer testing.
- At-home rapid tests are still available. Those can be ordered through the Say Yes COVID Tests (sayyescovidhometest.org) program until the end of May, according to the Health Department.
- Information about COVID-19 treatment services and guidance, can be found at Milwaukee.gov/coronavirus.
- Those with questions may call the COVID-19 Hotline at 414-286-6800 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.