Corn dogs, the Tilt-A-Whirl, and a vaccine!  With a goal of making getting the COVID-19 vaccine as easy as possible for anyone who wants to get one, the Douglas County Public Health Department has teamed up with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to offer a temporary "pop-up" vaccination clinic at the Head of the Lakes Fair.

The temporary vaccination clinic should make it as easy for people to receive the shot they're looking for.  Similar to the clinic in operation at Wessman Arena, there will be choice between the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine or the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.  There are no appointments necessary; all you need to do is stop by the vaccine booth any day during the fair week.

As a general reminder, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is a one-dose shot available for people18 years of age and older.  Meanwhile, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose shot, available for people 12 years of age and older; minors must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.  With the Pfizer vaccine being a two-dose version, obviously someone getting their first shot at the Head of the Lakes Fair would need to coordinate a second dose in order to be fully vaccinated.

The Douglas County Health Department reminds individuals that it takes up to five weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine to be considered fully immunized.  In the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, that five week period would occur following the first (and only) dose; for Pfizer, the five week period would commence after receiving the second (and final) dose.

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The 2021 Head of the Lakes Fair runs July 20 through July 25.  The fairgrounds are located at 4700 Tower Avenue in Superior.

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