Alliant Energy Center opens up to vaccinations again, offering booster shots

MADISON, Wis. — This time last year, the Alliant Energy Center was packed with people getting COVID-19 tests. Now it’s the place to go for a booster shot.

The Alliant Energy Center reopened as a temporary booster vaccine clinic Tuesday, and it’s getting ready to potentially vaccinate 5- to 11-year-olds once those vaccinations are approved.

The clinic is different than the one that preceded it in a couple of ways.

Instead of being a drive-up clinic, right now you will have to park and walk in. The new clinic is open to drop-ins, however, organizers suggest making appointments (a link to do so can be found here on Public Health Madison and Dane County’s website). On Tuesday alone, there were 108 appointments scheduled.

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“If people need that booster, it’s readily available for them and we also are offering first and second doses if people need that as well at this space,” Public Health Madison and Dane County communications coordinator Morgan Finke said. “You can also go to our south Madison clinic or our East Washington clinic for those as well.”

The booster clinic will initially include five active vaccination booths capable of accommodating roughly 220 booster vaccinations per day. Organizers say there is room to expand up to 1,000 vaccinations per day if needed.