Racine COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

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

 

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.

Vaccine Interest Form

Health care personnel (HCP) classified as Phase 1a are currently eligible for the vaccine. This is defined as “Individuals who provide direct patient service (compensated and uncompensated) or engage in healthcare services that place them into contact with patients who are able to transmit SARS-CoV-2, and/or infectious material containing SARS-CoV-2 virus.” See a list of medical workers who are eligible in Phase 1A.

If your Racine County organization has Phase 1A health care personnel:

  • Check with your organization’s health care system about vaccine availability.
  • If you are not affiliated with a health care system that is able to vaccinate, the City of Racine Public Health Department may be able to provide your workers with the vaccine or match you with another vaccinator.

o   Have one person from your organization fill out this Vaccine Interest Form.

o   We will follow up with you to collect names and contact information of individuals eligible for vaccine.

o   Individuals will be matched with appointments as vaccine becomes available.

Current Distribution Status

Federal and State government advisory groups provide recommendations for how the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed. We do not anticipate the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available to the general public until spring 2021 or later. As the production of vaccines increases to the point of being widely available, we will communicate this information widely.

Please note: if you are not a frontline health care worker classified as Phase 1A, there is no “waitlist” for the vaccine or any action needed from you at this time. If you are classified as a Phase 1A health care worker, please see below.

Until a vaccine is widely distributed to the general public, and even after this time, we must remain vigilant. Continue to wear your mask appropriately, practice social distancing, limit indoor gatherings, regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and stay home when you are sick.

Vaccination Groups

You should carry a face cover/mask when you leave home, making sure to have enough for yourself and any children 5 years of age or older.

Although the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed across the US and the world, initial supply levels are limited and not enough vaccine is available to vaccinate all interested individuals. As a result, Federal and State government groups are providing recommendations on groups of individuals that should receive priority. Local public health departments in Wisconsin are following the recommendations from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on which groups will receive priority. The vaccine distribution groups are known as Phases. The first group to receive the vaccine is known as Phase 1A, followed by Phase 1B, and so on.

Phase 1A Information

Health care personnel (HCP) classified as Phase 1a are currently eligible for vaccine. This is defined as “Individuals who provide direct patient service (compensated and uncompensated) or engage in healthcare services that place them into contact with patients who are able to transmit SARS-CoV-2, and/or infectious material containing SARS-CoV-2 virus.” See a list of medical workers who are eligible in Phase 1A.

If your Racine County organization has Phase 1A health care personnel:

  • Check with your organization’s health care system about vaccine availability.
  • If you are not affiliated with a health care system that is able to vaccinate, the City of Racine Public Health Department may be able to provide your workers with vaccine or match you with another vaccinator.

o   Have one person from your organization fill out this Vaccine Interest Form.

o   We will follow up with you to collect names and contact information of individuals eligible for vaccine.

o   Individuals will be matched with appointments as vaccine becomes available.

Phase 1B Information

The City of Racine Public Health Department follows guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for vaccine prioritization. The exact composition of Phase 1B has not yet been finalized. Learn more here.

If you are not a frontline health care worker or other individuals who meets Phase 1A criteria above, there is not a “waitlist” you can join. No further action is needed from you. Continue to check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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