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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

 

COVID-19 Vaccines are currently being prioritized for healthcare workers, long term care staff, police and fire personnel, first responders, funeral directors, direct care personnel, massage therapists, social and case management, Child Life staff and adults age 65 and older.  Starting March 1st vaccine appointments will open to k-12 educators and childcare staff.  Other eligible groups will follow once a majority of the k-12 educators and child care staff have been vaccinated as per the recommendation of the Wisconsin Department of Health.  Further clarification can be found at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02899.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccine Forms and Literature

How is the Vaccine Distributed Throughout Wisconsin?

The federal government allocates the COVID-19 vaccine to Wisconsin based on population size.  Once the vaccine is allocated, Wisconsin places an order with the federal government so they know exactly where to send the vaccine.  Orders may not include the entire federal allocation due to limited storage space or to ensure hospitals and clinics are not overwhelmed with more doses than can safely be administered in a week.  For the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, doses are shipped first to regional hospitals (called hubs ) before going on to locations where they will ultimately be administered.  Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is shipped directly to locations that will give vaccine.  Similar to ordering a package online, once the vaccine is shipped it can take several days to reach its final destination.  Once the vaccine arrives at a location, they are able to begin vaccinating the populations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and State Disaster and Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) as soon as they are able.

For more information on the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health website.

Click here to track how many people have been vaccinated in Wisconsin by county.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need a COVID-19 vaccine?

Getting vaccinated will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community. A COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from getting sick and potentially prevent you from spreading the virus to those around you.

A vaccine, however, does not replace the need to continue other actions to stop the spread and keep ourselves healthy. This is especially true while we are in the process of administering vaccine, as it will take many months to provide vaccine to everyone who needs it.

Will the vaccine be free?

Yes, the vaccine will be free to everyone.

You may see a charge from the vaccine clinic to your health insurance provider for the cost of the vaccine, but it can't be passed on to you in any way. Both private insurance and public programs will cover 100% of the vaccine administration fee.

Please see the Wisconsin Department of Health website for more answers to frequently asked questions.