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Community COVID-19 vaccine clinic moves to Northwood Tech

The clinic will remain open at UWS this week, but moves to the conference center at the technical college next week.

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The Conference Center at Northwood Technical College, 600 North 21st St., starts hosting the community vaccine clinic Dec. 21, administering COVID-19 vaccinations. People can park in the lot off of Catlin Avenue near the Conference Center doors, Northwood Tech administrator Jena Vogtman said. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Superior’s community COVID-19 vaccine clinic is making a move next week to the conference center at Northwood Technical College, 600 N. 21st St.

People planning to get their vaccines or boosters this week can still head to the Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., where shots will be administered through Saturday, Dec. 18.

The Northwood Tech location opens Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The move is necessary to provide additional space as families come in to have their children vaccinated, said Kathy Ronchi, Douglas County public health officer. She said with more people seeking vaccines, the available space at the University of Wisconsin-Superior doesn’t allow for the spacing needed with COVID-19.

“UWS has been a tremendous host, but they just didn’t have enough space, so we’re really, really thankful (Northwood Tech) is letting us have it there,” Ronchi said.

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“Northwood Tech is happy to host the community vaccination clinic in our conference center to help provide the critical space and infrastructure for the public health effort against COVID-19,” said Jena Vogtman, campus administrator. “We have been working closely with AMI Health, Douglas County and UW-Superior to ensure a smooth transition. The new space is larger and right off the parking lot for easy accessibility."

Vogtman said people can park in the lot off Catlin Avenue near the conference center doors to access the clinic.

To schedule an appointment, go to vaccinate.wi.gov/en-US .

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