Repairers of the Breach host mobile vaccine clinic for community, homeless

NOW: Repairers of the Breach host mobile vaccine clinic for community, homeless

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new mobile community vaccine clinic popped up Wednesday, April 7, on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

It was also an effort to get more of the city’s homeless population vaccinated.

Repairers of the Breach devoted two hours this morning to for community members to get their COVID-19 shot.

The refuge center partnered with the city for this clinic.

Adults 18 and older received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

This week, county executive director David Crowley said the county was focusing the J&J shot on “harder to reach” populations – like the homeless.

However, this was a community-wide clinic, so not everyone was housing insecure.

“It’s a health issue and you really do need to follow up and stay healthy so you don’t contract nothing from anyone else," William Pettis, who received the vaccine, said.

“The nature of being housing secure oftentimes doesn’t allow people to plan for things and so I think having this available and them not having to have a follow up is really important," Physicians Assistant Josh Knox said.

This was a walk-in site and more than 70 people were served.


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