COVID-19 Shot Comes With Cream Puff

Wisconsin State Fair-goers can get their COVID-19 shot in exchange for an iconic cream puff.

Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services announced a collaboration with the Wisconsin State Fair to hold an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the duration of the fair. The vaccine clinic will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Aug. 15. Individuals vaccinated at the on-site clinic will receive a voucher for a free cream puff redeemable at the Cream Puff Pavilion.

“For 52 years, Kathy and I haven’t missed a State Fair — except for last year, of course — and we’ve shared some of our favorite memories here, including eating our fair share of Wisconsin cream puffs,” Evers says in a release. “Getting shots in arms is a critical part of making sure our state and our economy continue to recover, so we’re thrilled to partner with the folks at DHS and the Wisconsin State Fair to provide cream puffs to all those who get their COVID-19 vaccine at the state fair clinic on-site this year.”

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be operated by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare at the State Fair Park in West Allis.

AMI has partnered with DHS to run and operate the six community-based vaccination clinics since March 2021. Walk-ins are welcomed for anyone ages 12 and over. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. Fair admission is required to access this vaccination clinic.

According to the governor’s release and DHS’ COVID-19 dashboard, the state is experiencing a steady increase of coronavirus cases driven by the Delta variant. To prevent more infectious variants, state health officials ask all eligible Wisconsinites to get the COVID-19 shot.