COVID-19 vaccine is not likely to be available to the general public until spring 2021 or later.
 

Current Vaccine Distribution Status

 

CRCHD is following Wisconsin Department of Health Services' (DHS) Guidelines for vaccine prioritization. CRCHD does not decide who is in each Phase. CRCHD is vaccinating all those eligible for vaccine.

Those eligible for vaccine include health care personnel in Phase 1A and people 65 and older.

The following groups are eligible for vaccine:

 

Phase 1a Information

 

Health care personnel 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 health care 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.

Who is vaccinating those in Phase 1A?

  • Health Systems
  • Local Public Health Departments
  • Pharmacies

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, CRCHD may be able to provide your workers with vaccine or provide you information about other vaccinators.

If you are health care personnel in Phase 1A and want vaccine updates, including known vaccination clinics, complete THIS FORM.

Once your information is received, you will be added to a distribution list for vaccine updates and information, including any known vaccination clinics. Completing this form does not guarantee you will be vaccinated by the health department due to vaccine availability.

 

Phase 1b Information

 

As of January 25, those 65 years of age and older may be vaccinated.

Who is vaccinating those ages 65+?

  • Health Systems
  • Local Public Health Departments
  • Private Pharmacies

If you are age 65+ and have a local healthcare provider, your local healthcare provider should be reaching out to you, based on vaccine availability. You can also visit your provider's website for more instructions. Below are websites to a few of the most common providers in the area:

​If you are age 65+ and want vaccine updates, including known vaccination clinics, complete THIS FORM.

Once your information is received, you will be added to an email distribution list for vaccine updates and information. Completing this form does not guarantee you will be vaccinated by the health department due to vaccine availability.

Please note that there are 28,822 people in Racine County and 700,000 people in Wisconsin who fall into the 65+ 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.

 

Continue to Take Everyday Precautions to Prevent Disease Spread

 

It will likely be spring 2021 before a vaccine is available to the general public. In the meantime, COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in our community. Everyone needs to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Avoid close contact with people you do not live with
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands often
  • Stay home if you feel sick

 

More Information About the Vaccine