COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Tier 1A Vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in a phased approach to allocate available vaccine supplies to priority populations. Currently, we are in Tier 1A of vaccine distribution. In this tier health care personnel and individuals living in long term care facilities can be vaccinated. Some of the health care personnel in Tier 1A include:

  • Certified nursing assistant, nursing assistant, nurse aide, medical assistant, nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Dental services, including dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistants
  • Direct care personnel, for example, people who provide direct care to patients, including in their homes (for example, personal care assistant, home health worker)
  • Emergency medical responders (EMR), including emergency medical technician/paramedic including all levels of EMRs
  • Environmental services, food & nutrition, buildings & grounds in patient care setting
  • Hospice workers
  • Long-term care facilities staff
  • Pharmacist/pharmacist assistant
  • Physicians, physician assistant/nurse practitioners
  • Transportation services to and from health care settings, for example, testing sites, dialysis centers, ambulatory care
  • Correction officers, jailers, police, and fire personnel
  • Mortuary workers (e.g., funeral workers)

Organizations who consider themselves to be a part of the Tier 1A category but are not affiliated with a health care system, and would would like to be contacted by our department regarding getting vaccinated should fill out our brief survey here

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

On December 12th, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization to the Pfizer vaccine. On December 18th, 2020 the Moderna vaccine was also granted Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. FDA. Shipments of both vaccines have already arrived in Wisconsin. For the most update COVID-19 vaccine information please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

The COVID-19 vaccine will not be available to the general public until later in 2021. The Green County Public Health Department will communicate to the public any updates on vaccine availability as it happens. We ask that community members do not contact us about getting a COVID-19 vaccine for the time being. Please continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (mask wearing, physical distancing, hand washing, and others) and check our website and Facebook page for any updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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About the Vaccines

 

Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, individuals will be able to use Vaccine Finder to see locations near them to get vaccinated for COVID-19.