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A community COVID-19 vaccination center will open next week to eligible members of the public by appointment only on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus.

This week eligible healthcare workers, essential workers and others in Phase 1a are being vaccinated at the site on a limited basis. The site will begin taking appointments soon for the full opening the week of Feb. 15.

The site, in the Culver Family Welcome Center, 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, is a partnership between UW Oshkosh, Advocate Aurora Health of Oshkosh and Winnebago County Public Health Department.

Members of the public who meet eligibility requirements will be able to request an appointment by filling out a form on the UW Oshkosh Titans Return website. The form is NOT ACTIVE currently and will only be accessible when sufficient vaccine is available to offer a public clinic.

Wisconsin is currently vaccinating those in Phase 1a, law enforcement, fire personnel, corrections workers and those age 65 and over.

The Culver center also houses the community COVID-19 testing center that opened in November.

“I want to thank Dr. John Newman, president of Aurora, and the Winnebago County Public Health Department for their partnership in this effort,” said UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt. “We are proud of the partnerships we have with the local healthcare community to fight this pandemic.”

“We are excited to partner with UWO and the Winnebago County Public Health Department to expand access to vaccinations in our community,” said Dr. John Newman, president of Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. “We know that mass vaccination is the only way to end this pandemic and are proud of our healthcare heroes who continue to work tirelessly to vaccinate those most vulnerable.”

The center is expected to be open through the spring by appointment only to those who meet the eligibility guidelines as outlined by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. No walk-ins will be accepted. To request an appointment, visit the vaccination page of the UW Oshkosh Titans Return website. The form to request an appointment will be activated when appointments are available. Additional resources related to vaccinations also may be found on the page.

Advocate Aurora will email an invitation to schedule an appointment to eligible individuals who complete the form. The form will close when appointment requests are full.

The vaccination center on the Oshkosh campus is one of four on UW campuses announced last month by UW System President Tommy Thompson.

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