COVID-19 Vaccine

Schedule your appointment

Please note – when using this website you can only schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. If you wish to schedule your flu vaccine and are a UW Health patient, you can schedule through your MyChart account or by calling your primary care clinic.

Appointments are available at UW Health clinics in Wisconsin and Rockford, Ill. To schedule at a clinic near you, please select one of the following:

Appointments in Wisconsin

Appointments in Illinois

UW Health currently offers the Pfizer vaccine. To find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for Moderna or Johnson and Johnson, search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Online will be the fastest and most up-to-date way to schedule. We recommend accessing the online scheduling form from a computer instead of a mobile device to ensure the best usability experience. For questions or to schedule by phone, please call:

  • In Wisconsin: (608) 720-5055
  • In Illinois: (779) 696-7444

Eligibility Requirements

Please read about eligibility and scheduling requirements for:

First Dose Information

Everyone aged 6 months and older is eligible to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note: For infants and children through age 17, a parent or guardian must be present during the appointment or available by phone.

Appointments in Wisconsin

Appointments in Illinois

Second Dose Appointments

Second-dose appointments should be scheduled through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account or need assistance scheduling:

  • In Wisconsin, call: (608) 720-5055
  • In Illinois, call: (779) 696-7444

To schedule in MyChart:

If your first dose was not Pfizer, please contact the organization that administered your first dose to arrange an appointment for your second dose.

Third Dose Appointments

Infants and children ages 6 months to under 5 years receiving the Pfizer vaccine will need 3 doses for their primary series.

The CDC is recommending that individuals ages 5 years and older who are immunocompromised and who originally received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a third dose  at least 28 days after completing their second dose. This includes people who have:

  • Recently received or are currently receiving cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Youth ages 5-17 who are immunocompromised are eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

You can schedule your appointment for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine online.  No provider note or other proof of eligibility is required.

Appointments in Wisconsin

Appointments in Illinois

Please Note: Those individuals who are immunocompromised and eligible for a third dose need to wait a minimum of 28 days from their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before receiving the third dose.

Infants and children ages 6 months to under 5 years need to wait a minimum of 8 weeks before receiving their third dose.

If you are unsure whether you should receive a third dose, please talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are eligible.

The third dose recommendation does not apply to people who originally received Johnson & Johnson.

Booster Doses

A “booster dose” is different than a third dose of the vaccine. People who are fully immunized for COVID-19 can receive a booster dose from the same or different manufacturer as their previous series depending on their age. This is based on research that has shown it is safe and effective to mix and match vaccines.

A single booster dose using the bivalent formulation of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine is recommended for some patients.

Am I eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

PfizerModernaJ&JNovavax
18 or olderYes Yes Yes Not yet
Age 12-17YesYesNoNo
Age 5-11Yes Yes*NoNo
Age 6 mos-4 yearsNot yetNot yetNoNo
*Children age 6 years and older are eligible for a Moderna booster.

Appointments in Wisconsin

Appointments in Illinois

Monovalent and Bivalent Boosters

The current recommendation is that patients 5 years of age and older receive a single dose bivalent booster 2 months after completing their primary series or last dose of monovalent booster vaccine.

The new bivalent booster vaccine is an updated formulation that protects against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2. If you received a booster dose on or before August 31, 2022, then you will have only received the monovalent formulation for your booster dose and will be eligible for the bivalent single booster dose 2 months after your monovalent booster dose.

Pfizer-BioNTech

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

  • Age 5 years or older

When to get your booster:

  • At least 2 months after completion of primary series or the last monovalent booster dose

Moderna

You are eligible for a Moderna booster if you are:

  • Age 6 or older

When to get your Moderna booster:

  • At least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series or last dose of monovalent booster

Johnson & Johnson

You are eligible for your a booster if you are:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for use in certain limited situations due to safety considerations associated with blood clots. Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are recommended over Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

When to get your booster:

  • At least 2 month after completing your original shot

More Information About the Vaccine

If you have questions about the vaccine, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website.

Eligible individuals can access vaccine through a variety of options, including community-based clinics, health care providers, local health departments and pharmacies. Visit the Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine options page or call the toll free vaccine hotline at 1-844-684-1064 to learn more.

In the meantime, it is important to continue wearing masks, staying physically distant, washing hands and getting tested if you have symptoms as ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.