As COVID-19 vaccine supply increased in the spring and more individuals became eligible to receive their vaccinations, Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie worked quickly to partner with UW-Stout, a local university, to offer on-site vaccine clinics on UW-Stout’s campus in Menomonie.
With the support of Dunn County Public Health, UW-Stout employees were able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Mayo Clinic Health System and a partnership with the Medicine Shoppe, a local pharmacy. On March 9, 255 university employees received the first dose of the vaccine at an on-site pop-up clinic.
On April 16, 520 university students and employees were vaccinated. Mayo Clinic Health System staff including registration, scheduling, pharmacy, nursing, administration, and other support staff assisted in the effort. In May 2021, 210 community members were vaccinated. Those individuals receiving their first dose were then able to register for their second dose before leaving the building.
“We are grateful to our local public health department for their support with this opportunity. Thank you to Mayo Clinic Health System for serving as our partner in providing our employees with the opportunity to help reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Sandy Scott, Dean of Students, UW-Stout.
“Mayo Clinic Health System is proud to serve eligible UW-Stout employees with the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is a vital tool to bring us closer to the end of this pandemic,” said Dr. Paul Horvath, physician site lead at Mayo Clinic Red Cedar in Menomonie.