27 Jan Who is Covid-19 Vaccine eligible & where for vaccination?
Who is eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine and where do people get vaccinated?
COVID-19 Vaccines are being prioritized for healthcare workers, long term care staff, police and fire personnel, first responders, funeral directors, direct care personnel, massage therapists, social work and case management, Child Life staff, and starting January 25th, adults age 65* and older are eligible.
Portage vaccination sites:
Aspirus Divine Savior, Portage, 608-745-6490
Hometown Pharmacy Portage -WILZ, Moderna, 608-742-3545
*Please note that there are 700,000 people in Wisconsin who fall into this age group but Wisconsin is only receiving about 70,000 first doses per week. Not everyone in this age group will be able to be vaccinated immediately. We encourage you to reach out to your local provider for availability as well.
For more information on the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we need a COVID-19 vaccine? Getting vaccinated will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community. A COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from getting sick and potentially prevent you from spreading the virus to those around you. A vaccine, however, does not replace the need to continue other actions to stop the spread and keep ourselves healthy. This is especially true while we are in the process of administering vaccine, as it will take many months to provide vaccine to everyone who needs it.
Will the vaccine be free? Yes, the vaccine will be free to everyone. You may see a charge from the vaccine clinic to your health insurance provider for the cost of the vaccine, but it can’t be passed on to you in any way. Both private insurance and public programs will cover 100% of the vaccine administration fee.
Please see the Wisconsin Department of Health website for more answers to frequently asked questions.