Waukesha County

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Waukesha County


***Where to get a vaccination: Waukesha County Residents aged 65 and older who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will most likely receive their COVID-19 vaccine from their usual healthcare provider or local pharmacy.

Your Next Steps:

Please wait to hear from them for info about scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination. Due to a nationwide vaccine shortage, vaccinations will likely take several weeks or months.

What not to do:

Do not contact Waukesha County Public Health, its hospital partners, or area fire departments to attempt to schedule a vaccination.(These agencies are tasked with connecting Phase 1A health care workers and first responders to vaccines and are not coordinating vaccinations for the general public at this time.)

Coming February 2021:

Watch this page for info about upcoming community vaccination clinics for individuals with no established healthcare provider.

Phase 1A Individuals who need to be connected with a vaccine can find more information on this web page.***

COVID-19 vaccination is now ongoing in Waukesha County. However, we don’t have access to enough vaccine for the entire population yet.

Until more vaccine is available, the state of Wisconsin is following prioritization guidelines from the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)  and the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC).

Who is currently eligible to be Vaccinated?

Find out at Wisconsin Department of Health Services website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

Who will be eligible next?

As more vaccine is available, vaccination recommendations will expand to include more groups.

Is there a sign-up list for future vaccination?

No. Individuals will need to wait to hear from their healthcare provider to learn how to sign up to be vaccinated. Eligible individuals without a healthcare provider will have the opportunity to get vaccinated at community clinics starting in February. Organizations with eligible employees can find more information below.

Waukesha County’s Role in the Vaccination Process

Waukesha County’s role is to coordinate vaccine distribution among qualified providers and eligible recipient organizations and individuals, as well as to build out these partnerships for when availability of the vaccine has increased.

The County is working with area hospitals, fire departments, pharmacies, schools, businesses and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to connect eligible individuals and organizations with vaccination opportunities.   

We’re looking for Healthcare partners:

The County seeks community partners who may be able to assist providing vaccinations to eligible populations.  

  • If you are a healthcare provider that is willing to assist in providing vaccinations to the community, please take one of the following surveys to help identify how you may collaborate with Waukesha County:
    • Survey for organizations already enrolled in Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program: https://arcg.is/1u1GKD0
    • Survey for organizations not yet enrolled in Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program: (link coming soon)

Organizations who Need Access to Vaccines:

To help identify and fill any gaps in vaccination eligibility, Waukesha County is also identifying organizations with staff  who should have priority access to the vaccine but may not be affiliated with a large healthcare or long-term care organization.

  • If your organization is a healthcare provider or long-term care facility that is requesting vaccine access, please take the following survey so that the county can match your organization with a vaccinator:  https://arcg.is/1Xzzv4 
  • Additional questions can be directed to COVIDVaccine@waukeshacounty.gov

 

Community Vaccination Clinics

Although most people in Waukesha County will be vaccinated by their trusted doctor or authorized pharmacy, the County is now planning community vaccination clinics to accelerate the vaccination process.

Coming soon: More information about these sites will be available in February.

What To Do Until You Can Get Vaccinated

• Stay vigilant: It remains vitally important that Waukesha County residents and visitors stay vigilant: Wear your mask, social distance, and wash your hands.

• Be patient. 400,000 residents in Waukesha County and thousands of additional people who work for a Waukesha County business are to receive vaccines.. This will take a long time. 

• Slow the spread: Our community must continue to slow the spread of the virus while the vaccine begins to work. It will take manymonths to reach community immunity. 

• Stay up-to-date: Check in with this page frequently, and follow our social media channels.

UPDATES


For questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19:

  • Text COVID19 to 211-211
  • Visit 211Wisconsin.org
  • Call 2-1-1
    Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.

**If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please call your health care provider.