Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Please Note  - Scheduling for Education and Childcare staff, eligible starting March 1, will be handled by Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC).

When it is time for these eligible groups to be vaccinated, PHMDC will contact the employer or program with instructions on how staff and eligible individuals can register for a vaccination. Public Health and local health care providers are working together to vaccinate these groups.In the meantime, we ask that you please refrain from calling your health care provider or clinic for vaccine information or scheduling.

COVID-19 Information

Click here to visit our COVID-19 general information webpage. ​

Vaccine Scheduling Invitations 

As of March 2, invitations are now being sent or have been sent to:

  • Members & Patients age 65 and older
  • Members & Patients age 65 age and older in specific high risk categories*

*GHC-SCW members and patients in specific high risk categories include individuals age 65 and older who are Black, Latinx and Native American. The inclusion of this group is based on hospitalization and mortality data, and State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) recommendations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form: More Information

GHC-SCW is busy finalizing operational plans and requesting more vaccine allocation to quickly and safely vaccinate all eligible members and patients. We ask for your patience while we work through these logistics. The best thing you can do is to complete our COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form and make sure you have an active GHCMyChart account. Members will be notified via GHCMyChart when and how to schedule. If you are not already signed up, you can learn how at https://ghcscw.com/ghcmychart. Patients without an active GHCMyChart account may receive their invite by email or physical letter. GHCMyChart is the best way to receive vaccine scheduling and notifications. Due to the large number of eligible patients and the limited supply of available vaccine, we are vaccinating in phases.

COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form

​COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines

Vaccine eligibility guidelines are issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Vaccine appointment availability is dependent on the vaccine supply from the federal government.

Populations now eligible include the following groups (in priority order):

Current Eligible Populations

  • Frontline healthcare workers

  • Direct care personnel

  • Residents in skilled nursing or long-term care facilities

  • Fire and police personnel, Corrections personnel

  • Adults aged 65 and older

  • Education and childcare personnel

  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs

  • Some public-facing essential workers

  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel

  • Staff and residents in congregate living facilities

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Phase 1A 

The State of Wisconsin is committed to a unified, state-wide approach to COVID-19 vaccinations. At this time, when demand is high and vaccine supply is limited, we are carefully following the guidance of the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) and facilitating vaccinations to health care personnel within tier 1A. There are individuals within Phase 1A who have not yet had their chance to be vaccinated and we are working to get them scheduled. 

Public Health has asked that Dane County organizations who employ individuals that meet the Tier 1A definition and are not yet matched with a vaccinator submit their information on the Public Health website.

If you are a GHC-SCW member or patient and are eligible based on 1A qualifications, please fill out our vaccine interest form or contact GHC-SCW to schedule your appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Members Age 65+

Adults aged 65 or older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are a GHC-SCW member or patient age 65 and older who is interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine click HERE to fill out our vaccine interest form or call GHC-SCW to schedule your vaccine appointment

This interest form will help guide the volume of vaccine we need for this phase and aid in our communication and outreach efforts. While this interest form does not guarantee an appointment or replace the scheduling process, we may contact you for same day appointments if they become available.

If you are unable to find transportation to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment and you live in Dane County, you may be eligible for no cost transportation. Click here to learn more.  Transporte para la vacuna contra Covid-19 para adultos 65+

Education and Licensed Childcare Personnel

Scheduling for Education and Licensed Childcare staff, eligible starting March 1, will be handled by Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC).

When it is time for these eligible groups to be vaccinated, PHMDC will contact the employer or program with instructions on how staff and eligible individuals can register for a vaccination. Public Health and local health care providers are working together to vaccinate these groups. Education and Licensed Childcare staff do not need to compleate the GHC-SCW vaccince interest form. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Phase 1B

Due to limited vaccine availability, local Health Systems are being asked by Department Health Services to continue prioritizing 65+ age group to receive the COVID vaccine. If the demand for vaccine goes down or we complete vaccinating our 65+ population, we are permitted to move onto the new eligible groups. We are working as quickly as possible to vaccinate these individuals, but still have many eligible 65+ individuals to go. COVID vaccine is extremely limited across the State and GHC-SCW is only receiving a fraction of the amount of vaccine we have been requesting each week. We are prepared to vaccinate a significant number of eligible individuals once vaccine supply is able to support that. We recommend if you are 1B eligible and interested in receiving the COVID vaccine that you complete our vaccine interest form HERE and make sure you have an active MyChart account.

General Vaccine Information

The following frequently asked questions are intended to help answer some common questions individuals may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.  

Q: What can I do to stay healthy until the vaccine is available?

A: It is critical that everyone takes steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Local hospitals are already strained caring for significant numbers of COVID-19 patients.

  • Don’t gather in the presence of those outside your immediate household. If you must, wear a mask and stay at least six feet apart.
  • Wear a mask when in public, even in outdoor locations.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, scrubbing thoroughly and rinsing completely.
  • If you have symptoms, stay home.

Q: Can I get on a waiting list for the vaccine?

A: There are no waiting lists for vaccines. We want to be able to get these vaccines to our patients as quickly as possible when it becomes available. When we have updates, we will communicate with our patients and the community. If you are a GHC-SCW Member, the best thing you can do is make sure you have an active GHCMyChart account. If you are not already signed up, you can learn how at ghcscw.com/ghcmychart

Q: Can I get updates by calling my healthcare provider?

A: We understand people are eager to learn more about vaccines, but we kindly ask that you do not call your healthcare provider or clinic for information about COVID-19 vaccines at this time before it is available to the general public. This helps reserve our staffed phone lines for patients calling who are experiencing active symptoms or have acute care needs.

Q: How can I stay up to date on when GHC-SCW will have vaccine?

A: We will communicate with our patients and community when we have updates about the availability of vaccines. If you are a GHC-SCW Member, the best thing you can do is make sure you have an active GHCMyChart account. If you are not already signed up, you can learn how at ghcscw.com/ghcmychart

Q: Where can I learn more about the vaccine and how it will be distributed?

A: If you are interested in reading more about vaccines, two great sources are the CDC and the WI Dept of HealthServices.

Below you will find links to the COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets for recipients and caregivers for the Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen vaccines.