As of April 5, 2021, everyone in Wisconsin age 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Although everyone is eligible to get vaccine, vaccine providers will prioritize previously eligible groups. Based on the amount of vaccine doses available, it will take time for everyone in Wisconsin to get vaccinated.
While you are waiting for your turn to get the vaccine, it is important to continue wearing masks, physical distancing, washing your hands, and getting tested and isolating if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
Waupaca County Public Health: COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
NOTE: Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. You can still spread the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms. There are people who may be at greater risk for severe symptoms.
- Stay home!
- Quarantine and self-monitor to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
- Get tested. Click here for more information.
- Diagnosed? Take steps to keep others safe:
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
- Get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling the pandemic. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
In-person appointments are suspended until further notice.
Health and Human Services:
Jed Wohlt, Health Officer