News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/1/2021 8:30:49 AM to 7/31/2021 12:00:06 PM.

News Flash

City of Milton News

Posted on: April 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] United Way Blackhawk Region Press Release: One-Stop-Shop Vaccination website launches April 1, 2021

United Way Logo with text Press Release One-Stop-Shop Vaccination Website Launches April 1, 2021

Press Release from United Way Blackhawk Region

United Way has convened vaccine providers from across the Blackhawk Region to create a new website that will serve as a one-stop-shop for COVID-19 vaccination information.

“Health care providers and public officials are working diligently to keep our community apprised of vaccination updates, yet the sheer volume of information coming from so many different sources can make it difficult for folks to know where to begin,” said United Way Blackhawk Region President & CEO Mary Fanning-Penny.

Working closely with nonprofit leaders and our partners in health care, United Way began to envision a user-friendly website where local residents could easily be connected to information specific to their individual needs.

Fanning-Penny said, “With a collective goal of attaining herd immunity and getting as many shots in arms as possible, we are thrilled to announce the collaboration and launch of”

The centralized website will provide clear, easy answers to the most frequently asked questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, including: eligibility, safety, cost, provider details and appointment instructions, registration / registry links, and more.

Health equity is another important focus of the site, so accessibility and ADA compliance have been incorporated into its design, as well as Google Translate for language interpretation. Furthermore, concerns about the vaccine from communities of Color, who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, are intentionally represented in the content.

United Way is proud to report all major healthcare providers (Beloit Area Community Health Center, Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital, HealthNet Rock County, Mercyhealth, SSM Health / Dean Medical Group) are participating on the site, as well as local pharmacies (Beloit Homecare Pharmacy, Clinton Pharmacy, Edgerton Pharmacy, Evansville Pharmacy, Janesville Hometown Pharmacy, and McGlynn Pharmacy), national chains (CVS and Walgreens), and the Rock County Public Health Department.

Coordinating a vision and mutually-agreed upon material for the website required effective team work from a dedicated committee. Facilitated by United Way Blackhawk Region’s Vice President Denise Peters-Kauihou, committee members include: Ian Hedges of HealthNet Rock County, Megan Timm of SSM Health Dean Medical Group, Britney McKay of Beloit Health System, Kim Hesgard of Mercyhealth, Kelsey Cordova of Rock County Public Health Department, Brooklyn Trumpy of Beloit Area Community Health Center, and Erica Mathis of SSM Health / Dean Medical Group.

United Way has always fought for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community, and has been active in our region’s response to the pandemic since the initial outbreak.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, this collaborative website and promotional efforts is funded by a $10,000 grant from United Way Blackhawk Region’s COVID-19 Action Fund. Additional outreach totaling $5,000 has also been allocated by HealthNet Rock County from a State of Wisconsin grant to raise awareness and access to COVID-19 vaccine among traditionally marginalized communities. is yet another example of what we can accomplish when thoughtful, caring community members come together,” said Fanning-Penny. “United, we want to help rebuild healthy, strong and equitable communities.”
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Milton News

Spring Primary Election

2023 Spring Primary Election

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Small Dog Park Closed

Small Dog Park Closed

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Have You Tried the ExpressVote?

Have You Tried the ExpressVote?

Posted on: January 24, 2023
Park Rentals.  Apply online or at City Hall

Park Rentals

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Milton Youth Coalition Updates

Milton Youth Coalition Updates

Posted on: January 20, 2023
Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Bi-Monthly Newsletter - January 2023

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Collection Calendar

2023 Collection Calendar

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Changes in 2023 to Bulk Items Collection

Bulk Items Collection Changes in 2023

Posted on: December 15, 2022
Notice of Non-Candidacy

Notice of Non-Candidacy for Alderperson

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Winter Reminders

Winter Reminders

Posted on: November 17, 2022
No Wipes Down Pipes

No Wipes Down Pipes

Posted on: November 18, 2022
Dog and Cat Licenses

Dog & Cat Licenses Available

Posted on: November 17, 2022