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Bessemer students can receive vaccine at WUPHD


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BESSEMER — As those 16 years old and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Western Upper Peninsula Heath Department has reached out to all the school districts in the county, gauging interest among the students.

While WUPHD officials have offered to set up a shot clinic in each school, Bessemer Superintendent Dan Niemi said they have decided to let the kids just walk over to the health department, located a block away.

Parents of students age 16-18 can sign up their student to receive a vaccine by calling WUPHD or registering online, sa...