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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Columbia County follows Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommendations:

COVID-19: Am I Eligible for the Vaccine? | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

 

 

Other COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

The following seven new pharmacy partners in Wisconsin will start receiving vaccine the week of March 30, 2021 as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.  This includes select Costco, CVS and Hy-Vee locations as well as the following independent pharmacy networks: Good Neighbor and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Health Mart, Medicine Shoppe and Cardinal Health, and Topco.  In addition, Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network which includes some Hometown Pharmacies and Walmart will both receive additional vaccine doses allowing them to offer vaccinations at more locations.

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.

I am fully vaccinated, now what?

Please see the Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated found here: 

COVID-19: After You Get the Vaccine | Wisconsin Department of Health Services