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Waukesha County Public Health encourages everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because it is the safest way to build immunity in the community. Everyone 6 months and older is currently eligible.
COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you long-term. The risk of lacking protection against COVID-19 and developing severe disease far exceeds those posed by the vaccine itself.
Even young, healthy people with mild cases can experience symptoms for months. Many people who’ve had COVID-19 report long-term side effects that impact their daily life, including permanent lung damage and loss of taste.
Millions of Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. A safety board approved every study, and the FDA carefully reviewed the data from every phase of every vaccine trial.
Although a vaccinated person can still get the virus, vaccinated people are highly protected from severe illness, hospitalization and death. If you do get sick, your symptoms will be milder. In fact, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services tracks COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths among fully vaccinated and not fully vaccinated people.
Click here to see the differences in Wisconsin.
With the recommendation by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) that all children 6 months through 5 years old should receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Waukesha County Public Health encourages parents and caregivers to contact their primary care provider or pediatrician to schedule an appointment. We routinely coordinate with our local healthcare systems in Waukesha County and each of them are onboard with this current pediatric vaccination process.
COVID-19 vaccine is available for all Waukesha County residents ages 6 months and older through all the general hospital systems located within Waukesha County. Appointment scheduling processes vary by healthcare systems. You can also visit vaccines.gov to learn where Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations are available.
You can find appointments at www.vaccines.gov
Learn more at this Treatment Options webpage prepared by Waukesha County Public Health.
Talk to Your Doctor
Call or check your healthcare provider’s website for scheduling information.
Visit Your Local Pharmacy
Many pharmacies have walk-in availability in addition to online registration systems for individuals seeking vaccine outside of healthcare providers. Call your local pharmacy or check their website for more details.
For Individuals without Internet Access
Waukesha County residents without access to the internet looking for more information are encouraged to phone the Waukesha County COVID-19 Information Hotline at (262) 896-8430. If you know someone without internet access please share this hotline number with them.