Portage County offering public vaccine clinic at UW-Stevens Point
For the City Times
PORTAGE COUNTY – A public walk-in vaccine clinic will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Oct. 25, offering the one-shot Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.
Open to the community as well as UW-Stevens Point students and employees, the clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower level of the DeBot Dining Center, 325 Isadore St., Stevens Point. Parking will be free in Lot V across the street during the clinic. Street parking is available for a fee, charged by the city.
Portage County Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health is administering the clinic. No appointment or prior registration information is needed. There is no charge for the vaccination, but PCHHS can receive reimbursement from insurance companies so please bring your insurance card. No one will be turned away for not presenting insurance.
The Janssen vaccine requires only one shot to be fully vaccinated and is for ages 18 and older. Those receiving the vaccine are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes after vaccination for observation depending on medical history.
At the time of your vaccination, if you meet any of the following criteria please speak with the staff, as you may not be eligible or may need further instructions:
-You have become ill in the past 48 hours.
-You were knowingly exposed to someone confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus.
-You have become positive with the COVID-19 virus.
-You received antibody therapy or convalescent plasma for COVID treatment in the past 90 days.
-You have had a TB test in the past four weeks.
Vaccine supply is variable and subject to change. Learn more about the Janssen vaccine at www.janssenlabels.com/emergency-use-authorization/Janssen+COVID-19+Vaccine-Recipient-fact-sheet.pdf.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact UW-Stevens Point COVID Hotline at 715-346-2619.