|YOUR VACCINATION CARD
Your vaccination card has information on when and where you received your vaccine as well as other helpful information related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Keep your card in a safe place and be sure to bring your card with when receiving additional COVID-19 vaccine doses (if needed). You may also want to take a picture of your card or make a photo copy if able.
Try the following to access your vaccine information:
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- See the Community Partner COVID-19 Vaccine Information on this page for additional vaccination options.
- Use Vaccines.gov to Find a Vaccine Provider Near You!
- Visit the DHS website with any vaccine-related questions.
- Click here for frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination.
- Click here for more information on COVID-19 Cases Among Fully Vaccinated and Not Fully Vaccinated People
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO GET A VACCINE?
- Everyone in Wisconsin age 12 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.
WHY DO WE NEED A VACCINE?
Getting vaccinated will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community. Updates from the CDC show that vaccines are working in the real world. Available evidence suggests the currently approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalization and death for a variety of strains. Click here for more information.
WHO SHOULD GET ADDITIONAL OR BOOSTER DOSES?
|CDC recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to be administered at least 4 weeks after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for more information.|
|WI DHS has authorized booster doses for those who got both doses of the PFIZER vaccine at least 6 months ago and are at higher risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.
Those who SHOULD receive a booster dose of PFIZER:
WHICH VACCINES HAVE BEEN APPROVED?
The FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for those 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.The Moderna and Jonhson & Johnson vaccines are available under emergency use authorizations (EUAs).
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON (JANSSEN) VACCINE:
The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective, and that the pause on administering the vaccine was lifted after an extensive safety review by independent experts. There is a risk, primarily for women ages 18-49, of a very rare but severe type of blood clotting. Click here for more information.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER GETTING THE VACCINE?
You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects. Click here for more information.
WHAT YOU SHOULD STILL DO:
- Pack a mask when you leave your home. There are some settings where everyone, even if fully vaccinated, should continue to wear masks:
- Health care settings
- K-12 schools, including school buses
- Places where masks are required by local or tribal laws, rules, and regulations, including local businesses and workplaces
- Areas with substantial to high community transmission
- Correctional and detention facilities and homeless shelters
- All forms of public transportation (including planes, buses, and trains) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations
- Get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after close contact with someone with COVID-19, even if you don't have symptoms. You should also wear a mask in public indoor spaces for 14 days following close contact or until you receive a negative test result. If you result is positive, isolate from others.
- Get tested and isolate from others if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Follow recommendations for domestic and international travel.
|VACCINE GUIDANCE FOR ALL BUSINESSES
Employers can play an important role in supporting COVID-19 vaccination. Click here for more information from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
Click here for more information or email questions to DHSCOVIDVaccinePublic@wi.gov.
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