Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

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COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

COVID Symptoms

Please call Waupaca County Public Health at (715) 258-6323 or email publichealth@co.waupaca.wi.us with any questions.

Questions about AT HOME COVID-19 Rapid Tests?
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Additional information from WI DHS:


Waupaca County COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot 5.20.22
 
Case data pulled from WI Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS); additional data from COVID-19 by County | CDC & CDC COVID Data Tracker.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

COVID-19 TESTING

Visit our Testing page for more information.

COVID-19 VACCINE

  • Everyone in Wisconsin age 5 and older is able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.
  • Everyone in Wisconsin age 18 and older is able to get the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.

WALK-IN COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

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BOOSTER & ADDITIONAL DOSES

BOOSTER DOSE(S)

Everyone 12 years and older is recommended to get a booster dose for the best protection against COVID-19 and circulating variants. 

You should get your COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSE:

  • At least 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
  • At least 5 months* after your second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine series.

*Individuals 12 years or older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should get a booster dose:

  • Three months after third (additional) dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - for a total of four doses.
  • Two months after second (additional) dose if the first dose was a Johnson & Johnson vaccine - for a total of three doses.
Some individuals have the option to receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna four months after their first booster dose. This includes people who are:

  • 50 years or older
  • 18 years or older and received both a first dose and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson
  • 12 years or older and moderately to severely immunocompromised (for example, due to cancer treatment, HIV infection, organ transplant, or a medical condition like DiGeorge syndrome)

The latest research suggests that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine against severe outcomes is reduced over time in adults ages 50 and older, as well as immunocompromised individuals. A new CDC report shows that adults who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both their first dose and booster dose had lower levels of protection against COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care visits during Omicron compared to those who received an mRNA booster dose. So, this second booster dose could help increase protection for these higher-risk individuals.

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ADDITIONAL DOSE

People 5 years and older with specific medical conditions or receiving medical treatments that cause them to be moderately to severely immunocompromised should get an ADDITIONAL DOSE of Pfizer (ages 5 and older) or Moderna (ages 18 years and older) COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks after the first dose of Johnson & Johnson or the second dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).

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VARIANTS

Studies show after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection decreases over time and may also be decreased due to changes in circulating variants. The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further increases the importance of vaccination and boosters to protect against COVID-19.

Click here for more information on COVID-19 Variants.


HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS

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  2. Wear a mask.
    • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
    • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
    • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
    • If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from variants and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.Mask pic
    • Wearing a mask is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. 
  3. Stay 6 feet away from others.
    • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
  4. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
    • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.
    • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
  5. Test to prevent spread to others.
  6. Wash your hands often.
  7. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  8. Clean and disinfect.
  9. Monitor your health daily & be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Contact Us
Call 211 for general inquiries or contact Public Health during business hours.


PUBLIC HEALTH:
715-258-6323

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:
715-258-6300

FAX:
715-258-6333

EMAIL: publichealth@co.waupaca.wi.us

HOURS:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

JED WOHLT, HEALTH OFFICER

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