Vaccine Updates

 

Everyone is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals 16 or 17 years of age are able to receive the Pfizer vaccine only. Click here for more information.

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.

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:

LOCAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS:

  • Ascension
  • Advocate Aurora Health
    • Advocate Aurora Health is providing the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone who is 16 and older whether you're a patient or not, seven days a week. Schedule now in the LiveWell app, online at aah.org, or by phone at (866) 443-2584. Walk-ins are not accepted. See aah.org/vaccine for the latest information.
  • Froedtert
  • ProHealth Care

​LOCAL PHARMACIES:

LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS:

  • Central Racine County Health Department:
    • If you are in an eligible category and CRCHD has first dose appointments available, you will see an appointment link here. If all appointments are full, this will be indicated here. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 27 - 28 and May 5, 6, 7.
    • Anyone 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • This appointment sign up is for first doses only. Second doses will be scheduled during your first dose appointment. If you received a first dose elsewhere, please reach out to that location to coordinate your second dose.
    • CRCHD does not have a choice on which vaccine is received each week, therefore we cannot offer your choice of vaccine. You will be able to see which vaccine is available each week prior to scheduling your appointment.
  • City of Racine Public Health Department:

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

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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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