COVID-19 vaccination is 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 vaccine prioritization guidelines from the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC).
The prioritization guidelines recommend that the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed in phases:
1A: Healthcare personnel and long-term care facility staff and residents
1B: Frontline essential workers and people age 75 years and older
1C: People aged 65 through 74 years and people aged 16 through 64 years with underlying medical conditions and other essential workers
As more vaccine is available, vaccination recommendations will expand to include more groups. There is no official registry in Waukesha County for an employer, an employee, or an individual to sign-up to get in line to be vaccinated.
Waukesha County is working with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and community partners with the goal of leveraging existing health care facilities, such as clinics and pharmacies, to determine the safest and most efficient way to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine in the community as more vaccines become available.
The County’s role will likely evolve as access to the vaccine improves.
The County is looking for community partners who may be able to assist providing vaccinations to various Phase 1A 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
Waukesha County is also identifying organizations with staff in this group who should have priority access to the vaccine but may not be affiliated with a large healthcare or long-term care organization. This will help identify and fill any gaps in the process.
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.
More information about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to expanded populations in Waukesha County will be available soon.
The most important actions you can take now are to remain vigilant: Wear your mask, social distance, and wash your hands. Be patient. There are 400,000 residents in Waukesha County. There are tens-of-thousands of additional people who work for an employer in the county. This will take a long time.
We need to continue to slow the spread of the virus while the vaccine begins to work. It will take many, many months to reach community immunity.
More information is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19
For questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19:
**If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please call your health care provider.