The Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry (WCVR) is not yet available at CRCHD.

 

Wisconsin Vaccine-Eligible Categories

 

CRCHD is following COVID-19: Vaccine Phases and Eligibility | Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) for vaccine prioritization. CRCHD does not decide who is in each Phase. CRCHD is vaccinating all those eligible for vaccine, and CRCHD provides a safety net for those unable to be vaccinated through their hospital, primary care provider, or local pharmacy.

The following groups are currently eligible for vaccine:

  • Frontline Health Care Personnel
  • Residents and Employees of Long-term Care Facilities
  • Fire and Police Personnel
  • Adults ages 65 years or older - per DHS, priority for March
  • Education and childcare staff - per DHS priority for March

Others eligible now who should plan to be vaccinated in April-May:

  • People enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Some public facing essential workers
  • Non-frontline essential healthcare personnel
  • Facility Staff and residents in congregate living settings.

See details of who falls into these categories at: COVID-19 Am I Eligible for the Vaccine? 

Health Care Personnel: 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.

Residents and Employees of Long-Term Care Facilities: They are eligible through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. If you are a resident or staff of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you will likely be vaccinated through the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. CVS and Walgreens have been contracted to offer onsite COVID-19 vaccination services.

Adults Ages 65+: 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.

Educators and Childcare:

  • All staff if regulated childcare, public and private school programs, out-of-school programs, virtual learning support, and community learning center programs.
  • All staff in Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs.
  • All staff in preschool and Head Start through K-12 education settings.
  • Faculty and staff in higher education settings who have direct student contact.

DHS anticipates vaccinating educators throughout March - April.

 

Where Can I Get a Vaccine?

 

Vaccine availability depends on supply. Currently, demand is outstripping supply in Racine County, Wisconsin, and the U.S.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will release a Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccinator Map on the DHS website this Friday, February 26. A link will be added when available.

Health Care Providers:

Local Pharmacies:

Local Health Departments:

  • Central Racine County Heath Department:
    • On a week to week basis, CRCHD may have Pfizer and/or Moderna vaccine.
    • If you are in an eligible category 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.
  • City of Racine Public Health Department:

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Pre- and Post-Vaccination Information

 

If you are eligible for vaccination and have an appointment:

  • Read the Emergency Use Authorization for whichever vaccine you will be getting:
  • Read and sign the consent form for the agency where you will be vaccinated.
  • Sign up for V-Safe. For more information on V-Safe: English / Spanish
  • Read What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • If you have any underlying health conditions or other concerns, check with your healthcare provider prior to making an appointment. Pregnant and breastfeeding women must first consult with their OB/GYN or pediatrician.

​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 are exposed to COVID-19 case after being fully vaccinated:

  • Vaccinated people with an exposure to someone with COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
    • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., exposure occurs ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) AND
    • Are within 90 days following receipt of the last dose in the series AND
    • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
  • All people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after the last date of exposure, and should be evaluated clinically and get tested if they develop any symptoms of COVID-19. If vaccinated people do develop symptoms, they should be isolated pending the results of testing, in accordance with current recommendations.
  • Exceptions to the new quarantine recommendation exist for patients receving inpatient care in a healthcare setting and residents of long-term care facilities. Patients and residents in these settings should continue to follow prior guidance requiring quarantine for 14 days after the date of last exposure. This exception is due to the higher risk of severe illness and death among patients in these settings.
  • This guidance may be subject to change in the future as more data are collected. The 90-day duration of quarantine exemption is NOT based on evidence showing that protection substantialy wanes after that time; it was rather made out of caution, considering the need for additional research over longer durations of follow-up.

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

 

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