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Covid-19 Vaccine Information
NEW UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization (ACIP) has recommended booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for specific populations.
The CDC newly recommends COVID-19 boosters for:
• People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
• People aged 50–64 years with
underlying medical conditions
should receive a booster shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
• People aged 18–49 years with
underlying medical conditions
may receive a booster shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
• People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
We Have COVID-19 Vaccines Available. Schedule Today!
Appointments for patients age 12 and older. PLEASE NOTE: Masks are still required in all GHC-SCW Clinics.
If you are interested in scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine please call:
COVID-19 scheduling line is open,
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Vaccine Scheduling and 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.
GHC-SCW is currently scheduling vaccine appointments for individuals age 12 and up.
What to Know for Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Alternative Options to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine
The Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry allows Wisconsin residents to register for and schedule COVID-19 vaccinations locally – when they are eligible, and as vaccine becomes available. Those who are unable to get an appointment have the option of being placed on a wait list through the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry. The vaccine registry will be used by those who opt in and will not be a comprehensive resource for all vaccination options. Learn more about this option
As a part of the
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, many local pharmacies are now offering COVID-19 vaccines. Click
here to learn more about participating pharmacies near you.
Mask Mandate in Dane County
Under a new public health order issued by Public Health Madison and Dane County - effective Thursday, August 19 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. It is also strongly recommended that masks are also worn at private gatherings or crowded outdoor settings.
General Vaccine Information
The following frequently asked questions are intended to help answer some common questions individuals may have about the COVID-19 vaccines. For PDF downloads of additional FAQ questions please use the following links:
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ,
Vacuna Contra El COVID-19 (Spanish),
Cov Tshuaj Txhaj Tiv Thaiv COVID-19 (Hmong).
Q: When will the vaccine be available for children under 12 years of age?
Children under the age of 12 years will not be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine immediately. Clinical trial testing on children is underway but it is unclear when children under the age of 12 will be able to get vaccinated. We will communicate with patients and the community when we have updates about the availability of vaccines for children.
Q: Am I Safe From Variants if I Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Viral mutations are common and there will be ongoing study needed to monitor the effectiveness of the current vaccines against new strains. The current vaccines appear to be effective against the newly identified strains. Future information will be determined based on further monitoring and research.
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: What is V-safe After Vaccination Health Tracker?
V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Click HERE to learn more.
Q: What can I do to stay healthy until I get my vaccine?
A: It is critical that everyone takes steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- 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 at GHC-SCW. We want to be able to get these vaccines to our patients as quickly as possible. If you are a GHC-SCW Member over the age of 12 you can make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by calling
608-662-4914 or through an active
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. 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.