GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Across the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s four campuses, over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot COVID-19 vaccines are available at all four of UW-Green Bay campuses including:Green BayMarinetteManitowocSheboygan“We are grateful for the collective effort of our students, faculty, staff, and our partners at Prevea Health to fight the pandemic,” says UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander.Prevea Health community vaccination clinics are at all four of UW-Green Bay campuses.According to officials, UW-Green Bay nursing students have provided more than 700 hours vaccinating and educating at COVID vaccination sites in February and March.
Call it a win-win-win-win.Thanks to a program involving University of Wisconsin-Green Bay nursing students, many good things are happening at the Green Bay VA Health Care Clinic: Student nurses are getting hands-on experience by giving COVID-19 shots. The clinic is getting help in staffing vaccination clinics .The students are getting tuition aid. Veterans are being kept safe. The COVID-19 Tuition Refund Program, launched last year by Tommy Thompson, interim University of Wisconsin System president, is yielding all those positive results.
The program allows nursing students to receive tuition credit of $500 if they log at least 16 hours in a clinic, giving COVID-19 shots.While most of those students are working in community clinics, two students from UW-Green Bay are giving shots in the Green Bay VA clinic.
“It’s a neat experience,” said Alyssa Ehlke, a sophomore in her first year in the nursing program. “It’s nice that they’re giving us the practice, and we get a little extra money back for it. Plus I’m able to work through the pandemic.”
Monday afternoon, a new vaccination site opened on the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus.
“We want to make sure everybody gets vaccinated and doesn’t have to travel too far, so just having a Green Bay campus and asking people to travel wouldn’t be fair, so really are trying to make sure we get the mass vaccination sites as close to where people live as possible,” Dr. Ashok Rai, President & CEO of Prevea said.
MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) – A community COVID-19 vaccination clinic will open at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc campus.Prevea Health says the clinic, located at 705 Viebahn St., will open March 29. Shots will be given inside Hillside Hall.The clinic will be open to all people eligible to get the vaccine in Wisconsin. Not sure if you’re eligible? CLICK HERE for the full list.Appointments are required. Prevea says people can sign up at https://www.prevea.com/For-Patients/COVID-19-Vaccine-Resources. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to get the vaccine at the clinic. Scheduling is now open.
Prevea Health says it will operate the clinic on the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. The first day of operation is Monday.
The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by Wisconsin DHS.
OSHKOSH (WLUK) — With every push of a key, Bryce Remmy from Oshkosh is closer to getting his college degree.Learning online has always been part of Remmy’s college journey. And like many journeys there can be pauses or breaks, but Remmy didn’t expect his reason for a break to be a pandemic. “I took off of school for six months. At the time I felt like the world was ending, so I wasn’t quite sure what to do or what to expect,” Remmy told FOX 11.
UW System preliminary fall 2020 enrollment data
(Comparison to previous year)
- UW-Madison: +1.1%
- UW-Milwaukee: -5.4%
- UW-Eau Claire: -1.5%
- UW-Green Bay: +2.0%
- UW-La Crosse: -0.5%
- UW-Parkside: +1.0%
- UW-Platteville: -8.8%
- UW-River Falls: -1.9%
- UW-Stevens Point: -0.1%
- UW-Stout: -5.0%
- UW-Superior: -1.9%
- UW-Whitewater: -3.6%
Professor Brian Merkel is featured as a guest in the Focus Fox Valley Podcast with Hayley Tenpas.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – University of Wisconsin Green Bay (UWGB) officials say anyone who has an appointment at the Prevea Community COVID-19 vaccination clinic should make sure they allow for extra travel time now that a construction project is underway on I-43.The next phase of the I-43 Bridge Rehabilitation construction project started Monday, and is the cause for lane and ramp closures along the interstate in Green Bay.At this time, the northbound I-43 exit to northbound WIS 57 is closed.The clinic is located at UWGB’s Kress Events Center.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – With construction happening on a main roadway in Brown County, Prevea Health is offering some advice if you’re going to get your COVID-19 vaccine.