Wisconsin Launches Mobile Coronavirus Vaccination Plan

Wisconsin National Guard, Pharmacy And Nursing Student Volunteers To Staff Labs

Healthcare worker Pam Peter prepares to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Healthcare worker Pam Peter, right, prepares to receive her second round of the COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla. Ninety residents and 80 staff members received their second shot of the vaccine Wednesday and 50 new staff members received their first round of the vaccine. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

Wisconsin is launching a mobile coronavirus vaccination program next week to be operated by the Wisconsin National Guard and health officials.

Gov. Tony Evers announced the effort Friday.

Evers said nine mobile labs will be dispatched across the state starting Tuesday. They will be staffed by members of the National Guard as well as pharmacy and nursing student volunteers through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin System.

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As of Friday, 213,056 people had been vaccinated in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. To date, nearly 516,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,290 have died.

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