ALC Mobilizes to Remove Barriers to Getting the Vaccine
A free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held at Vineyard Church (1597 County Highway V, Grafton) on Thursday, June 3 from 2-8 PM.
Individuals ages 12+ are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at this walk-in clinic. Those who are interested do not need insurance, a form of ID, proof of U.S. citizenship or an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
The walk-in clinic will be administering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and a follow-up vaccine clinic will be held on June 24.
Nationwide, there are 30 million Americans who are still unvaccinated and whose reasons are more about structural barriers than opposition or skepticism to the vaccine. “Some have language barriers, lack health literacy, or do not have the resources for online registration. They may not understand the information offered, don't know where or how to get the shot, or are concerned about showing ID or lacking insurance,” says Sarah Gilday, Executive Director of the Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County. “Our aim is to reach this population in Ozaukee County, remove barriers to getting the vaccine and make the process easy and accessible.”
Free rides to the vaccine clinic will be offered through Shared Ride Taxi. For Ozaukee County, contact (262) 284-8294. For Washington County, contact (262) 338-2908. Rides should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, with a 30-minute wait time at the clinic. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request.