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RACINE – Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Ave.

The clinic is funded through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare. It was established to help ensure the Racine County community had consistent and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines.

“Our partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare has been key in the statewide effort to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations,” DHS Deputy Secretary Deb Standridge said at a visit to the facility. “We thank AMI for their dedication in working closely with local, state, and federal healthcare partners to coordinate the community-based vaccination clinics around the state. As a result, we were able to get more shots in arms and help protect Wisconsinites from COVID-19.”

Since the clinic opening, AMI Racine staff have administered more than 36,000 doses of vaccine. During the same time period, Racine County’s full-vaccination rate increased from 25% to 58% of residents. In addition, AMI staff administered 3,459 doses of vaccine to Racine County residents at 140 different mobile or pop-up clinics, and 132 doses to homebound patients.

Racine County residents are still encouraged to get vaccinated if they have not yet started the vaccination series, or to get their booster shot if have not yet done so. The AMI Clinic at Regency Mall is still free and open to the public. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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