COVID-19: Vaccine Registry
What is the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry?
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 not eligible or unable to get an appointment have the option of being placed on a wait list. The vaccine registry will be used by those who opt-in and will not be a comprehensive resource for all vaccination options.
Local and tribal health departments have the option of using the vaccine registry to help with safely and effectively distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines. Not all vaccine providers using this system will be participating as of the launch date in early March, and more will be added over time.
The vaccine registry is now available. If you live in an area where the vaccine registry is available and have questions or need help registering, call (844) 684-1064 (toll-free) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
COVID-19: Can I get vaccinated?
Here are resources for where you can get vaccinated when you are eligible. Eligible populations are listed in priority order. Every community is different. Some places may be able to start vaccinating your group earlier than others. But everyone will eventually have the opportunity to get vaccinated.
Due to a limited vaccine supply, please be patient as it will take time to get shots into the arms of our state’s most vulnerable Wisconsinites.
- Frontline health care personnel
- Residents and staff in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities
- Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
- Adults ages 65 and older
- Educators and child care
- Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
- Some public-facing essential workers
- Non-frontline essential health care personnel
- Facility staff and residents in congregate living settings
All individuals in Wisconsin age 16+ are eligible for the vaccine
You can get vaccinated by the following entities:
- Your local health department
- Community-based vaccination clinics
- On-site vaccination clinics
This list will be updated as new pharmacy partners join the program.
- Costco - CLICK HERE to learn more about how to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Costco
- Hy-Vee - Limited vaccines available in select locations. Visit Hy-Vee's website to learn more on how to get a vaccine
- Kroger - This includes the following Roundy’s pharmacies in Wisconsin: Metro Market and Pick-n-Save. To sign up, check Kroger’s website or call (866) 211-5320 to schedule an appointment as they are available
- Meijer - Visit the Meijer website or call your local Meijer pharmacy to learn more about how to get vaccinated
- Walgreens - Visit the Walgreens website to create an account or call 1-800-Walgreens. You do not need to enter a code to make an appointment in Wisconsin
- Walmart - Visit the Walmart website to schedule an appointment or call your local Walmart pharmacy
- NOTE: Officials say Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), which includes some Hometown Pharmacies, and Walmart, will also receive additional vaccine doses. This will allow them to offer vaccinations at more locations. CLICK HERE for the full list.
Wisconsin Local Health Departments
Choose a county from the map or list below to find contact information for your local health department. If you don't know which county the community you live in is located in, see the Listing of Wisconsin Cities, Townships, and Unincorporated Places.
Questions & Answers about COVID-19 vaccines
I’ve already had COVID-19, how long should I wait before getting the vaccine?
Doctors say some COVID-19 patients should wait for at least three months before they get the vaccine, while others may not have to wait as long. Even with a wait, they say people who have had COVID-19 should still get a vaccine, because protection from the vaccine is likely more robust.
Can I test positive for COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small number of people can get infected with COVID-19 after completing their vaccine series. Approximately 5,800 cases of Covid-19 infection among 66 million Americans who are completely vaccinated, according to the CDC. That represents 0.008% of the fully vaccinated population, but health professionals say most experience mild symptoms. Health experts encourage people to get vaccinated to take precautions as cases remain steady in the state.
I am homebound, who can I call to schedule an appointment to get a vaccine?
If you are homebound in Milwaukee County and would like to schedule an in-home vaccine, call Health Connections, Inc. at 414-999-1099 or click here for more information.
What if I skip my second COVID-19 vaccine dose?
As more and more people begin the vaccination process, doctors are stressing the importance of finishing the two-dose regimen for people receiving Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Various studies have shown just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine could have anywhere from 50-percent to more than 80-percent efficacy, but doctors say for now one shot is simply not enough. Click here for more.
Why should I go to the same place for my second COVID-19 vaccine dose?
Experts say it’s highly recommended people get their second dose at the same location. Doctors say there are two benefits to getting your first and second dose at the same place. The first reason is you’ll have the right timing between both doses for the best protection, and second— you’ll get the right vaccine. Pharmacies say getting your second dose at the same location helps with the vaccination supply chain from the federal government and the state. To learn more, click here.
What if my second COVID-19 vaccine dose is different than the first?
The CDC says: The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product. In exceptional situations in which the vaccine product given for the first dose cannot be determined or is no longer available, any available mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may be administered at a minimum interval of 28 days between doses to complete the mRNA COVID-19 vaccination series. In situations where the same mRNA vaccine product is temporarily unavailable, it is preferable to delay the 2nd dose (up to 6 weeks) to receive the same product than to receive a mixed series using a different product.” More from the CDC can be found here.
What warning signs should I look for if I received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?
The CDC announced April 13, six women between the ages of 18 and 48 had developed a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) -- a clot in the area of the brain that collects and drains oxygen-depleted blood after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. When this happens, "blood cells may break and leak blood into the brain tissues, forming a hemorrhage," according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The women all developed symptoms of this "rare and severe type of blood clot" between six and 13 days after their J&J vaccination, the CDC said. If you’re a younger woman who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within a two-week timeframe, there are symptoms you should look out for: abdominal pain, severe headaches, shortness of breath, leg pain or leg swelling that is new. Contact your health care provider if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. More can be found here.