COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

The COVID-19 Vaccine will not likely be available to the general public until after Spring 2021. 

 

The COVID-19 Vaccine will not likely be available to the general public until Spring 2021 or later. Check back here for updates. Note that there is no “waitlist” for the general public.

Groups Currently Eligible for Vaccine

The City of Racine Public Health Department is following Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) guidelines for vaccine prioritization. We do not decide who is in each group; these recommendations are made by advisory committees, with final approval coming from DHS.

The following groups are currently eligible for vaccine:

  • Frontline Health Care Workers (Including EMS Personnel)
  • Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Police and Corrections Officers
  • Other professionals and lay people who provide services
  • People who are 65 years old or older
  • Educators and child care providers
  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Some categories of public-facing essential workers
  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel
  • Congregate living facility staff and residents


Vaccine Updates and Appointments:

To receive an email with information about available appointments, click here and complete the form. Note that submitting your information on this form does not place you on a waitlist for vaccine, nor does it guarantee you will be vaccinated by the Public Health Department.

Individuals 65 and older:

  • If you have a local health care provider, they will reach out to you based on vaccine and appointment availability. You can also visit your provider’s website for more information. Below are websites for the most common providers in the area:
  • If you do not have a local health care provider, you are urged to contact a local health system and connect with a primary care provider. The City of Racine Public Health Department receives limited supplies of vaccine and is not able to vaccinate all interested individuals in a timely manner.

 

Additional Vaccine Options for Eligible Individuals:

Those individuals part of the above populations who are eligible for vaccination are encouraged to explore all options. Other local options include:

Public Health Departments:

Pharmacies:

Health Systems:

  • Ascension Wisconsin: Ascension Wisconsin will reach out to eligible patients as vaccine allocations allow.
  • AdvocateAuroraHealth: AdvocateAuroraHealth will reach out to eligible patients as vaccine allocations allow.
  • Froedtert South: Visit link to schedule an appointment as allocations allow.
FUTURE ELIGIBLE Groups

The City of Racine Public Health Department is following Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) guidelines for vaccine prioritization. We do not decide who is in each group.

Those in groups who may be eligible soon:

  • We are collecting preliminary information from employers and organizations that might employ personnel in these groups.
  • If you believe your organization has employees who might be in a future eligible group, please have one person register your organization.
  • Once upcoming groups are finalized, we will contact your organization with more information about registering for an appointment or we will connect you with a vaccinator who can accommodate your personnel.
  • Note: Submitting information about your organization or yourself through this survey does not constitute registering for an appointment, nor signing up for a waitlist. Providing this information will help us to ensure that all appropriate groups are vaccinated as quickly as possible.

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