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Milwaukee Area Technical College will host free, public COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays, Aug. 31 and Sept. 7.
MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square, 3-6 p.m. Aug. 31:
•Room 488, 816 W. National Ave.; both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines.
Spanish-speaking staff will be available to assist at the Walker’s Square clinic.
•No pre-registration is required, but Spanish speakers with questions prior to the event may contact Dr. Wilma Bonaparte, executive director, MATC Mequon Campus, (262) 238-2276.
•Attendees receiving vaccines at Walker’s Square will be eligible for the State of Wisconsin $100 prepaid Visa card incentive for individuals getting their first vaccine by Labor Day, Sept. 6. Individuals must request the reward by going to the DHS Reward Sign-up page or calling 844-684-1064 (both the website and the phone number offer multiple languages). Also, the first 34 people receiving vaccines at Walker’s Square will receive tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers Sept. 8 game.
MATC Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 7:
•Room M605, Main Building, 1015 N. 6th St.; Pfizer vaccine only.
•Free vouchers for the parking structure at North 8th and West State Streets will be available.
•Walk-in are welcome, but you may pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/4wk7nbdv.
The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is recommended for individuals 18 and over; and the two-dose Pfizer vaccine may be administered to anyone 12 years of age and up with parental approval. Vaccines are free, but please bring your insurance card.
Snacks and wellness kits will be offered at both clinics.
“MATC wants to encourage members of the community, students and staff to get the vaccine to keep everyone safe and healthy,” said Dr. Josie Veal, MATC’s public health officer. “This is especially important as the more contagious Delta variant has caused a surge in Wisconsin.”
For more information on both clinics, call Dr. Veal at 414-297-8095.
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. More than 30,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 170 academic programs; and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.