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Native Community COVID-19 Vaccine Event
March 9th @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until March 11th, 2021
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center and Wisconsin DHS Team Up to Vaccinate Native Population in Greater Milwaukee Area
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC) with the collaboration and cooperation of Wisconsin DHS is taking a step towards providing the COVID-19 vaccine to the Native American population of the greater Milwaukee area.
With Wisconsin DHS willing to provide a vaccine supply as well as an extra set of hands to the effort, paired with Indian Health Services’ ongoing vaccine supply to GLIIHC, Dr. Lyle Ignace, CEO of GLIIHC saw the opportunity to vaccinate a large portion of Natives in Milwaukee.
“Since the onset of COVID, our Native population has been disproportionately affected when it comes to COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths throughout the state of Wisconsin, and we saw a glaring need to help supply vaccines to Natives in our local community,” said Ignace.
Since late December, GLIIHC has been vaccinating individuals, starting with staff and transitioning into established patients, now going through patients 50 and above.
However, this new effort will open it up to Natives in the Milwaukee area that fit these criteria, established patient or not:
- Any enrolled Tribal Members (or descendants) that reside in Milwaukee County
- All previously eligible individuals from Phase 1a, 1b, 1c
- Members 18+ from group 1c who have at least (1) Chronic Condition
- Upon arrival potential recipients will need to provide Tribal ID/CDIB or proof of descendancy
This Native Community Vaccine Event will run from Tuesday March 9th to Thursday March 11th, from 9am-4pm each day. Community members who would like to receive a vaccine are required to register prior to the event via www.gliihc.net/covidvaccineregistration/ or by calling (414) 316-3737.
“In living by our mission to improve the health, peace and well-being of Urban Natives in the Greater Milwaukee area, and thanks to the cooperation from Wisconsin DHS, we’re able to provide services to protect high risk Natives in our community”, said Dr. Ignace.