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County public health, Grace again offering incentives at Thursday clinic

Editor’s note: Daniel Thompson has volunteered at previous Grace Welcome Center pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. He also received his COVID-19 vaccination at the center. This is simply a disclosure of that past relationship. You can read about his personal vaccination experience here

KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center, Kenosha County Public Health and the state are again offering incentives for residents to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19. 

Organizers said they will give $20 to the first 25 visitors of a pop-up vaccination clinic at Grace Thursday. The clinic, located at 2006 60th St., will be open Thursday (Sept. 9) from 8 to 9:15 a.m.

Organizers held a similar event last week, as also reported by the Observer. 

State incentive, public health assistance

The state also extended an incentive of $100 to residents receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine until Sept. 19. 

To receive the gift card incentive from the state, people must fill out an online form at Residents may also call 844-684-1064.

At Thursday’s clinic, Grace Welcome Center volunteers will be available to help people register for the card. 

Those without a mailing address may arrange to have their card mailed to the church to pick up later. 

“It’s fantastic that both the state and Grace Welcome Center are able to continue these incentives,” said Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit in a released statement. “Now is a great time to take a big step to help protect your health — and that of your loved ones — from the dangers of COVID-19.” 

Volunteers will also offer a free, hot, takeaway breakfast to those who visit the clinic. 

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More than 800 vaccinated at Grace clinics

Since vaccines became available to the public, Grace has hosted quite a few pop-up vaccination clinics, along with other services. In fact, the county health department has vaccinated more than 800 people at the location. 

The efforts at Grace serve as part of the county’s continued goal to make vaccinations easily accessible in the community. 

“Even with the recent surge of COVID-19 infections due primarily to the Delta variant, many Kenoshans remain hesitant to get vaccinated,” said Leif Peterson, executive director of the Grace Welcome Center. 

“The patient, caring approach shown by the staff of Kenosha County Public Health, as they answer individual questions and concerns of those coming to Grace Welcome Center, has been very successful in allaying the fears of those coming to inquire about vaccinations.”

Good experience leads to guest pride

Peterson states that this attention workers have paid to guests at the clinics also impacts their sense of pride. 

“As a result, each Friday morning several of our breakfast guests at GWC come up and proudly proclaim that they had just got vaccinated the previous day,” Peterson said. “They also express thanks that their questions were answered before they received the vaccine. 

I am extremely thankful to the Health Department for their steady presence at GWC to get as many members of our Uptown community vaccinated as possible.”

Leif Peterson

Grace Welcome Center Executive Director

For more information about Thursday’s clinic, please contact Peterson via phone at 262-930-8325 or via email at 

More information about COVID-19 in Kenosha County is available at


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