Released Jan. 7, 2021 from Prevea Health
Green Bay, Wis. – Prevea Health is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to launch two community COVID-19 vaccine clinics—one at the Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus in Green Bay and another in the gymnasium of the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in Sheboygan, come late January and early February.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) regulates which members of the community across the state can be vaccinated and when. At this time, DHS has directed health care systems across the state to vaccinate only those they have designated to be in the Phase 1A category – health care providers and skilled nursing facility staff and residents. Learn more about the DHS vaccination prioritization guidelines.
Prevea Health began administering COVID-19 vaccines to its health care workers, as well as those at Prevea’s HSHS Wisconsin hospital partners, on Dec. 16 at HSHS Wisconsin hospital locations throughout the state. As DHS prepares to announce the next phases of vaccination, additional space will be needed to accommodate the vaccination efforts.
“Securing these locations on the university campuses now ensures we will be ready to begin vaccinating members of the community as soon as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services gives us the green light to begin vaccinating those who fall under what DHS will define as the Phase 1B category, and all the phases that will follow,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO, Prevea Health. “We are grateful to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for their partnership on this historic and life-saving effort that will help to protect our community members from COVID-19.”
“As a regional university, we should be constantly working to be a positive resource for our community,” said Michael Alexander, Chancellor, UW-Green Bay. “We are proud to partner with Prevea Health to help bring our community closer to moving forward past the pandemic. Like we did with our surge testing site, this is another way that we hope we are helping our region.”
“The partnership between UW-Green Bay and Prevea is perfect example of how our universities will be there to help solve Wisconsin’s most pressing problems. To provide help on COVID-19 vaccination is the Wisconsin Idea in action,” said Tommy Thompson, President, UW-System.
More details will become available on dates and who is in the next phase to be vaccinated as determined by DHS. In the meantime, Prevea encourages patients and members of the public to create a MyPrevea account at myprevea.com as this is where vaccine scheduling will be available.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.