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Trempealeau County launches school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics

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Vaccine Clinic at school

With children 5 to 11 years old now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Trempealeau County Health Department is collaborating with local schools to make it easier for children to get vaccinated.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - With children 5 to 11 years old now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Trempealeau County Health Department is collaborating with local schools to make it easier for children to get vaccinated. 

The Whitehall School District hosted a vaccination clinic Wednesday, provided by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare.

A permission form and parental or guardian supervision was required for younger children, since school dismissed before today's clinic started.

"We knew as long as the data came out and it was approved that we would love to have him at the front of the line for the the vaccine," Trempealeau County Health Director Aron Newberry said. 

Aron Newberry's child received a first dose today.

Even though the clinics are being held at schools, the schools do not currently require COVID-19 for students. 

There are two more school-based vaccine opportunities for people in Trempealeau County, both of which are happening on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.

One is at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Middle School in Galesville and will offer the Pfizer dose for kids 5 and older.

The other is at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School in Independence, which will not have the 5 to 11 year old doses available.

You can register in advance here to speed up the process.