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COVID-19

Current COVID-19 Vaccine Providers:

*Please note: Only those currently eligible can receive an appointment. Some vaccinators focus on specific populations. Learn more about who is eligible from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

La Crosse County Community Vaccine Clinic

  • UW-La Crosse Cleary Alumni Center 615 East Avenue
  • Free parking in adjacent lot
  • 11 am - 7 pm Tuesday-Saturday
  • By appointment only
  • Visit vaccinate.wi.gov or call 1-844-684-1064 to sign up.
  • Anyone can complete the registry, those eligible will be able to schedule appointments as they are available.

Walgreens

  • Vaccine is available through Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program with a variety of local Walgreens locations.
  • Visit their website to learn more: Walgreens' website
  • Call 1-800-Walgreens with questions.

Wal-Mart

  • Vaccine is available through Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program with a variety of local Wal-Mart locations.
  • Visit their website to learn more: Wal-Mart website.

Weber Health

Gundersen Health System

  • Vaccine appointments at Gundersen locations are available to patients who have received an invitation - based on eligibility - through MyChart, by phone call or by letter.

Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Mayo Clinic patients can directly schedule their vaccination appointment using Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App. Check availability in the "New Appointment" section of Patient Online Services. Select the "COVID-19 Vaccination" box to determine if times are available.

    If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System patient currently or do not have access to Patient Online Services, call 608-392-7400 to schedule a vaccine appointment. 

Other Vaccinators

  • Some vaccination partners may host clinics through employers or for specific populations. This information would be provided directly by the vaccinator. 

Questions?

  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services Vaccine Assistance Hotline: 1-844-684-1064 (toll-free)
  • La Crosse County Health Department's Vaccine Hotline: 608-785-6240
  • La Crosse County Health Department's COVID questions email: [email protected] 

VACCINE Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for vaccination now?

The populations eligible are determined by WI DHS. To view the most up-to-date list of those currently eligible click here

Which brand of vaccine is best?
All approved COVID-19 vaccine options are highly effective in preventing death, hospitalizations, and severe COVID-19 illness. As soon as you are eligible to receive the vaccine and the vaccine is available, take any opportunity to get it.

How many vaccines have been given in La Crosse County?
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services now tracks this data here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm. You can see how many vaccines have been given in Wisconsin, the Western Region, and La Crosse County. 

Why do we need a vaccine? 
Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community. A COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from getting sick and potentially prevent you from spreading the virus to others. It is important to note that a vaccine will not replace the need to continue other actions that stop the spread of COVID-19. This is especially true while we are still in the process of administering the vaccine, and this may take many months.

Is the vaccine be safe and effective?
Yes. The FDA, CDC, and independent advisors all review vaccine safety and effectiveness data before any vaccine is approved or allowed for distribution. COVID-19 vaccines have gone through all of the usual steps and phases that all vaccines go through to get full approval. The FDA and CDC will continue to closely monitor the vaccine as it is rolled out.  You can visit the CDC's website for more information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html

What can I do in the meantime, until the COVID-19 vaccines become available? 
Continue to follow local public health guidance, and follow the recommendations on our couleecovid19.org website.

After I get the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask and social distance?
Please see the CDC's new webpage "When You've Been Fully Vaccinated" for more details and guidance. 

After I get the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to quarantine after an exposure?
No, you will not have to quarantine after exposure.

*Note: If you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don't have symptoms. 
I am a healthcare worker or retired healthcare worker, how can I volunteer to help with COVID vaccination? We are accepting volunteers through the WEAVR database: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/preparedness/weavr/index.htm. When we are ready to take volunteers, we will be contacting you from this database. 

Is transportation available to vaccine appointments?
Same-day transportation is available to eligible BadgerCare Plus and Wisconsin Medicaid Members. To schedule a ride, members may call MTM, Inc. at 866-907-1493 (TTY 711). When scheduling their ride, members will be asked to provide their ForwardHealth ID (from their ForwardHealth card) and the address of the vaccination site. For more information regarding scheduling rides, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/nemt/index.htm

Trauma Acknowledgment: The La Crosse County Health Department wishes to acknowledge that many of our community members have undergone years of disinvestment, biased treatment, and lack of access. We empathize with those who have historically or personally experienced discriminatory treatment in our community. These experiences have reinforced cycles of trauma and created a lack of trust with the government and with healthcare. The decision to receive a COVID-19 vaccination is a personal one. Our health department aims to educate the public about the safety and benefits of vaccination while also acknowledging these truths. We aim to build trust and the most equitable health outcomes.

After you've received a vaccine:

Educational Materials:

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