COVID-19 Vaccine Archives

MPS and Milwaukee Health Department will offer vaccines in October

September 29, 2022

With the 2022–23 school year underway, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is collaborating with the Milwaukee Health Department to host vaccine clinics at multiple locations. All MPS students, families who live at the same address, and staff are eligible. Appointments are not needed. Interested families can visit any convenient location listed. Staying up to date on… [Read More]

Milwaukee County Public Health Collaborative announces new campaigns encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations in low-vaccine rate zip codes

July 21, 2022

Campaigns target parents of young kids and adults ages 65 and older The Milwaukee County Public Health Collaborative (MCPHC) is announcing a two-part public awareness campaign designed to increase vaccination rates among young children and adults ages 65 and older in Milwaukee’s lowest vaccinated neighborhoods. Focusing on zip codes 53206, 53216, 53218, and 53210, Verified… [Read More]

Vaccinate now to be ready for school

July 21, 2022

Vaccines help prevent against childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps, chickenpox, polio, and more. Summer is the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines are also widely available for everyone age 6 months and older. Vaccines are safe and highly effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus. Immunize… [Read More]

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI provides COVID-19 and flu shots at Progressive Community Health Centers

December 16, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, 202, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI partnered with Progressive Community Health Centers at their clinics in Milwaukee to provide COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. Walk-ins were welcome and those who took part receive a free gift card. Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI has teamed up with the faith-based and community… [Read More]

Safer ways to celebrate holidays

November 25, 2021

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible. Here are safer ways to… [Read More]

Vaccinations for kids will be in full swing by Nov. 8, White House says

November 4, 2021

The U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccination program for children ages 5-11 will be ready to roll on Nov. 8, 2021 the White House said Monday. On Friday, October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccines for the 28 million American children who fall into this age group, but the U.S. Centers for… [Read More]

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is safe and works for kids ages 5 to 11

September 23, 2021

Pfizer said Monday, September 20, 2021, its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older…. [Read More]

Real answers about the COVID-19 vaccines

September 16, 2021

By Dr. O’Rell R. Williams From the moment COVID-19 emerged in the United States, we have all been asked to make sacrifices to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors from this terrible virus. At Ascension – and health systems everywhere – our caregivers have worked long hours on the front lines to care for… [Read More]

COVID-19—Women of Faith Making a Difference

September 2, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing The COVID-19 Delta variant is wreaking havoc across the nation. While some individuals continue to debate the need to wear masks, others are finally scrambling to get vaccinated. Amid all of this, several women in our communities of faith are working diligently and… [Read More]

Gov. Tony Evers announces first COVID-19 vaccine incentives

August 26, 2021

The governor said any Wisconsin resident who gets their first dose of the vaccine by Labor Day will receive $100. Gov. Tony Evers announced Wisconsin’s first COVID-19 vaccine incentive program. He made the announcement at an event Monday, August 23, 2021 in Oshkosh. “As our kids start returning back to school, and with the delta… [Read More]