Graham Kilmer

Is a Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic Coming to Your Neighborhood?

In the coming days, there will be several pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics around Milwaukee.

By - May 14th, 2021 05:34 pm
Reganos Roman Coin, 1006 E. Brady St. Photo by Mariiana Tzotcheva

Reganos Roman Coin, 1006 E. Brady St. Photo by Mariiana Tzotcheva

As the rate of vaccination continues to slow, governments and health care providers have been putting more resources into community based vaccination efforts.

The City of Milwaukee has pushed resources into two walk-in clinics that operate during the week at the Northwest Health Center 6431 N. 76th St. and the Southside Health Center 1639 S. 23rd St. It is also still partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on the mass vaccination clinic at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

But officials are also increasingly trying to allocate resources to efforts that may be more successful in vaccinating harder to reach, or hesitant populations. The result has been a series of pop-up clinics run by the health department or a healthcare system and hosted by businesses and churches, even breweries, around the city.

The community vaccination approaches are trying to maintain the ever slipping pace of vaccination on the way to herd immunity.

There are a handful of pop-up vaccination clinics this weekend and early next week. Like all vaccination clinics all the pop-up sites this weekend are free to everyone. 

Children aged 12 to 15 years old recently became eligible for the vaccine. Any adult wishing to vaccinate their children at a pop-up this weekend will have to sign a consent form.

Saturday May 15th

10 a.m.: Ascension Wisconsin is partnering with the Social Development Commission, a social services non-profit, at 9155 N. 76th St., to host a pop-up clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The healthcare system will have staff on-site administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to any 12 years or older. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old will need a parent to sign a consent form to be vaccinated.

Like all vaccination clinics, the vaccine is free to everyone. No appointment is necessary for this clinic, which will be accepting walk-ins. The two organizations will host a second-dose clinic on Saturday, June 5th at the same location so those receiving their first dose this weekend can finish their vaccination process.

12 p.m.: Black Husky Brewing is partnering with the City of Milwaukee Health Department on a vaccine pop-up clinic both Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The health department will be providing vaccinations on site to anyone 12 years or older, and will have both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines available.

The brewery is also running a promotion for the vaccine with free beer. Anyone with an unvaccinated friend or family member can bring them to Black Husky for a shot, and both will receive a free beer.

12 p.m.: From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday the Wisconsin Black Historical Society at, 2620 W. Center St., is hosting a pop-up clinic with the Milwaukee Health Department. They will be vaccinating anyone 12 years and older with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Tuesday May 18th

5 p.m.: Following the success of their first pop-up clinic at the Nomad World Pub, 1401 E. Brady St., the Brady Street Business Improvement District (BID) will be hosting another clinic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Regano’s Roman Coin, 1004 E. Brady St. 

The BID is partnering with Hayat Pharmacy again on this clinic, which will be vaccinating anyone 12 years and older.

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