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Covid-19 Vaccine Information
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include:
- Some immunocompromised children aged 5–11 years old. The CDC now recommends an additional dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to complete the primary series. This will be a total of three doses.
- CDC now recommends booster shots at 5 months after the completion of the primary series of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 and older.
Please continue to check back for the most up-to-date information on vaccine appointment availability or check GHCMyChart. If there are no available GHCMyChart appointments, please check back because we regularly add new appointment spots. If you have appointment availability or scheduling questions, please call (608) 662-4914.
GHC-SCW is now scheduling Pfizer vaccine booster appointments for eligible members age 12 and up and Moderna vaccine booster appointments for eligible members 18 and up.
GHC-SCW does not have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time. If you are eligible for a booster of Johnson and Johnson, please visit this website to find locations that are administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine or consider scheduling a booster vaccine of Moderna or Pfizer.
COVID-19 Eligibility Requirements & Scheduling Details
First Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments for ages 5+.
- Children ages 5 to 17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine only.
- Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to receive the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
- You may schedule your first dose appointment through GHCMyChart or by calling (608) 662-4914. If there are no available GHCMyChart appointments, please check back because we are regularly adding new appointment spots. If you have appointment availability questions, please call (608) 662-4914.
- For individuals aged 5 to 17, a parent or guardian must be present during the appointment or available
Second Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments.
- If you received your first dose at GHC-SCW you may schedule your second dose appointment through GHCMyChart or by calling (608) 662-4914.
- If you received your first dose somewhere other than GHC-SCW, you may schedule your second dose with
GHC-SCW if you received Pfizer or Moderna.
- If your first dose was a different vaccine type, contact the organization where you received your first COVID-19 vaccine to schedule a second dose appointment.
Third Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments.
The FDA and CDC have authorized providing a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people whose immune systems are compromised moderately or severely. Currently, the CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose at least 28 days after their first Pfizer or Moderna primary series.
This includes people who have:
- Some immunocompromised children aged 5–11 years old. (Pfizer only)
- Recently received or are currently receiving cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
You may schedule your third dose appointment for Pfizer or Moderna by calling (608) 662-4914.
Those ages 5-11 who received Pfizer are now also eligible for a third/additional dose under guidance from their PCP or specialist. Please reach out with any questions by calling (608) 662-4914 or via MyChart.
Booster Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments for Pfizer and Moderna boosters.
A “booster dose" is different than a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For booster doses, the FDA has expanded the emergency use authorization for those individuals who received Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
The following populations are eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
- Anyone 12-17 years old who has previously received a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
- Anyone 18+ who has previously received a COVID-19 vaccine of any type.
- Pfizer and Moderna recipients must wait at least five months after receiving their second dose.
- Johnson & Johnson recipients must wait at least two months after received their initial dose of Johnson & Johnson.
(GHC-SCW does not have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time.)
Mask Mandate in Dane County
Under a new public health order issued by Public Health Madison and Dane County - Everyone age two and older in Dane County must wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person's own household or living unit, could be present. This mask mandate is scheduled to go through to January 3, 2022.
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 Should I Do If I Misplace My COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card?
GHC-SCW is unable to provide replacement COIVD-19 vaccine record replacement card. Your COVID-19 vaccination will be listed on the
Wisconsin Immunization Registry. You may also be able to find this information in your
Follow the links below to access the WIR public immunization records portal.
Public Immunization Record Access(link is external)
Acceso Publico del Registro de Inmunización(link is external)
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Q: Can I get updates by calling my healthcare provider?
A: We kindly ask that you do not call your healthcare provider or clinic for information about COVID-19 vaccines. 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 with GHC-SCW vaccine information?
A: We will communicate with our patients and community when we have any updates regarding COVID-19 vaccines. If you are a GHC-SCW Member, the best thing you can do is make sure you have an active
GHCMyChart account. We will also update this webpage with relevant COVID-19 vaccine news.
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 Health Services.
Below you will find links to the COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets for recipients and caregivers for the Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen vaccines.
Q: What should I do once I've been fully vaccinated?
A: Click HERE for more information on how to protect yourself and others once you have been fully vaccinated.