COVID-19: Vaccine Information
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is working to get COVID19 vaccine to Wisconsinites as quickly, fairly, and safely as possible. Wisconsin is currently getting a limited amount of vaccine. As a result, certain groups of people who are more at risk for COVID-19 are eligible for the vaccine.
Currently eligible groups:
- Frontline health care personnel
- Residents and staff in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities
- Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
- Adults age 65 and older
- Educators and child care
- Members in Medicaid long-term care programs
- Some public-facing essential workers
- Non-frontline essential health care personnel
- Facility staff and residents in congregate living settings
Why are we starting new groups when we have not finished others?
It is very important that we vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible. Starting groups while finishing others allows vaccinators to continue moving forward with vaccine efforts to increase community immunity and get vaccines into arms. Everyone who is eligible now will still be eligible to get the vaccine.
Will I get the vaccine right away once I’m eligible?
Right now, there is a very limited supply of vaccine. This means that we all need to be patient and understand it will take time to get through each eligible group. Wisconsin has a large network of vaccinators ready to do more as soon as we get more vaccine.
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.Why do we need a vaccine?
Getting vaccinated will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community. Scientific evidence currently tells us that the vaccine is very effective at preventing serious illness caused by COVID-19. However, researchers continue to investigate whether vaccinated individuals are still able to spread the virus to others who have not been vaccinated. A vaccine does not replace the need to continue other actions to stop the spread and keep ourselves healthy. These actions include masking, social distancing, and avoiding gatherings. It will take many months to provide vaccine to everyone who needs it.
Which COVID-19 vaccines have been approved?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine. The FDA issued an EAU for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on February 27, 2021. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose vaccine. You can find the other COVID-19 vaccines that are in trial phases II or III through this COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker.
We know that everyone is excited to get the vaccine, but right now we don't have enough vaccine supply for everyone in Wisconsin. Until vaccine supply increases, we are following vaccine prioritization guidelines from the the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee.
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AMG is in the process of reviewing medical records for all existing patients and contacting all patients who fit the criteria to schedule a vaccine appointment. Visit healthcare.ascension.org for more information.
Eligible individuals can request vaccine appointments by submitting requests at aspirus.org/vaccine. Call the Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center at 1-888-567-0707, and press '1' for assistance with filling out the online registration form. Visit aspirus.org/coronavirus-covid19 for more information.
Eligible patients will be contacted and will need to schedule a vaccine appointment via the LiveWell app. Visit advocateaurorahealth.org for more information.
A COVID vaccine waitlist is available at many locations. Find your location at COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist, to add your name to the waitlist.
Family Health La Clinica (FHLC)
FHLC is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations. Please call 920-787-5514 to schedule. FHLC serves Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca & Waushara counties.Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCH)
Visit the MCHS Community COVID-19 Vaccination website to complete the self-registration vaccine survey.
Eligible individuals should request a vaccine appointment via MyPrevea or by calling 1-833-344-4373. Visit prevea.com for more information.
COVID-19 vaccine scheduling will be managed through MyThedaCare/My Chart. Once individuals have created a MyThedaCare account, specific details on how to schedule vaccine appointments will follow via email. Visit thedacare.org for more information or call the ThedaCare COVID Hotline at 920-830-6877 or 800-236-2236.
Vaccines are now available in select areas. Anyone currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin can visit the Walgreens website to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-925-4733.
*The COVID-19 vaccine is also available at select Kroger Pharmacy, Meijer, and Walmart Pharmacy locations.
In-person appointments are suspended until further notice.
Health and Human Services:
Jed Wohlt, Health Officer