Vaccine Updates

 

Everyone is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals 12 or older are able to receive the Pfizer vaccine only.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The CDC Recommends Use of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Resume. This link includes information on "What You Need to Know" and "J&J/Janssen Vaccine Questions and Answers" along with other important information. The J&J vaccine is not yet available at Central Racine County Health Department.

Anyone who receives the J&J vaccine: For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should beon the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include:

  • Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site

Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms.

Read here for Clinical Considerations: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Among Adolescents and Young Adults. See also DHS Health Alert #30: Myocarditis and Pericarditis Potentially Associated with mRNA-based COVID-19 Vaccines: Clinical Considerations and Information for Providers.

To report an adverse event following vaccination at CRCHD, call 262-898-4460. To report an adverse event following vaccination from another healthcare provider, call that provider. In addition, anyone may also directly report adverse events post-vaccination at VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). 

 

Where Can I Get a Vaccine?

COMMUNITY-BASED VACCINATION CLINIC IN RACINE COUNTY:

  • Regency Mall (old Burlington Coat Factory store)
  • Weeks of July 19 thru end of August: Tuesdays (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and Thursdays (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Walk-ins are welcome! Individuals ages 12-17 are welcome AND must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • If you do not want to walk-in, you may make an appointment using the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry (WCVR) or by calling (844) 684-1064
  • If you have more questions about the registry, go to What is the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry?

VACCINE PROVIDERS:

  • DHS call center for questions ranging from medical questions to finding a vaccinator to getting help registering for a vaccine: (844) 684-1064.
  • CDC Vaccine Finder

CENTRAL RACINE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:

  • Central Racine County Health Department is no longer providing first dose COVID-19 vaccinations at its offices. We are now providing vaccines in a targeted manner in the community.

​​ADRC IN HOME VACCINATIONS:

  • In-home vaccinations are available for homebound individuals living in Racine County through a partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center, Ascension, and Hometown Pharmacy.
  • Call (262) 636-3200 for an appointment.
  • Click here for more information.

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Pre- and Post-Vaccination Information

 

​If you feel sick after being vaccinated:

  • If you have symptoms immediately after vaccination AND you have not been exposed to someone with COVID-19:
    • COVID-19 vaccine side effects can affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
    • If your symptoms do not go away, call your healthcare provider to determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.
  • If your symptoms go away, you can return to work if the following conditions are met:
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms immediately after vaccination AND you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should get tested and remain home until test results are back.
  • If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.

If you receive the J&J Vaccine: For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include: severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision; shortness of breath; chest pain; leg swelling; persistent abdominal pain; easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site. Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms.

To report an adverse event following vaccination at CRCHD, cal 262-898-4460. To report an adverse event following vaccination from another healthcare provider, call that provider. In addition, anyone may also directly report adverse events post-vaccination at VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System).

 

Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

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