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Burnett and Polk County Public Health departments are teaming up to help Wisconsinites over the age of 65 get the COVID-19 vaccine with a drive-thru clinic next week. The drive-thru vaccinations will be taking place on Thursday Jan. 28 and those interested must pre-register online here.

“We are thankful and very happy about the partnership with Polk County Public Health,” said Allison Fern of Burnett County Health and Human Services. Fern noted Polk County Public Health is much bigger and their resources will be very helpful with this process.

After you fill out the short registration form online, Polk County Public Health will send you an email about appointment time based on eligibility and vaccine availability.

“We are suggesting everyone fill out that registration form regardless of where they fall in the phases,” Fern said. She was referring to the planned stages of the vaccine roll-out. Wisconsin is currently in phase 1A where healthcare workers and long-term care staff and residents are the specific populations for vaccinated.

Gov. Tony Evers recently said that any Wisconsinite over 65 should be able to get vaccinated in a radio address.

“Wisconsinites across our state are ready and anxious to get vaccinated and that’s great because that’s how we kick this pandemic to the curb,” Evers said. “That’s why this week we announced starting Monday, January 25th Wisconsinites ages 65 plus will be eligible for the vaccine.”