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Here are some of the many places you can get a free booster shot in Milwaukee this week

The swift spread of the highly contagious omicron variant, which has caused mass closures across New York City and just led to that city's highest single-day Covid-19 case total of the entire pandemic, has created newfound urgency for those seeking booster shots. In Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Market is making it a little easier for people to get one.

The Milwaukee Public Market is hosting a free vaccination clinic this afternoon from 3-6 p.m. on its second level. Attendees can pre-register or walk-in. They should bring an ID and an insurance card.

If you're unable to make the Milwaukee Public Market's vaccination clinic, you have many other options.

Milwaukee Health Department is hosting several community clinics with regular hours, according to the city's website:

Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd.
AND Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St. (Enter drive-thru from 24th St.)
Mondays & Fridays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Menomonee Valley Site, 2401 W. St. Paul Ave.
Monday, Wednesday, Fridays: 12 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(Those clinics will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2 for the holidays.)

Two mobile vaccination clinics will be open this week, as well:

Tuesday, Dec. 21
UW-Milwaukee Union

2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 22
Ascension All Saints Family Health Center

2400 W. Villard Ave.
1-4 p.m.

And, of course, you can always schedule a vaccine appointment through the government's vaccine finder. Many same-day appointments are available.

For more information on vaccines, you can visit Radio Milwaukee's vaccine resource guide.