COVID-19 Vaccine

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Online will be the fastest and most up-to-date way to schedule, but if you are having difficulties please call (608) 720-5055. We recommend accessing the online scheduling form from a computer instead of a mobile device to ensure the best usability experience.

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.

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Second Dose Appointments

If you need to schedule your second dose, please do the following:

  • If you received your first dose at UW Health:
    • Please schedule your second dose through your MyChart account. If you do not have a MyChart account or need assistance scheduling, you can (608) 720-5055.
  • If you received your first dose somewhere outside of UW Health:
    • If your first dose was Pfizer, you can schedule a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine with UW Health by calling  (608) 720-5055. At this time we only have a supply of the Pfizer vaccine.
    • If your first dose was a different vaccine type, 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.

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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.

Am I eligible for the first COVID-19 vaccine booster?

PfizerModernaJ&JNovavax
18 or olderYes Yes Yes Not yet
Age 12-17YesNot yetNot yetNo
Age 5-11Yes Not yetNot yetNo
Age 6 mos-4 yearsNot yetNot yetNoNo
*The FDA and CDC are analyzing data to determine if other age groups should receive boosters.

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Am I eligible for the second COVID-19 vaccine booster?

PfizerModernaJ&JNovavax
50 or olderYesYesEligible only if both first and first booster doses were J&J. mRNA vaccine must be used.Not yet
18 or olderIndividuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromisedIndividuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromisedEligible only if both first and first booster doses were J&J. mRNA vaccine must be usedNot yet
Age 12-17Individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised NoNoNo
Age 5-11Not yet Not yetNoNo
Age 6 mos-4 yearsNot yetNot yetNoNo
*The FDA and CDC are analyzing data to determine if other age groups should receive boosters.

Pfizer-BioNTech

You are eligible for a FIRST booster if you are:

  • Age 5 years or older

When to get your FIRST booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Who can get their FIRST vaccine booster:

  • Children and teens age 5-17 years old can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose at this time
  • Adults 18 year and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S.

You are eligible for a SECOND booster if you are:

  • Age 50 years and older
  • Age 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

When to get your SECOND booster:

  • At least 4 months after your first booster

Moderna

You are eligible for their FIRST booster if you are:

  • Age 18 or older

When to get your FIRST booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Who can get their FIRST vaccine booster:

  • Adults 18 year and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S.

You are eligible for a SECOND booster if you are:

  • Age 50 years and older
  • Age 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

When to get your SECOND booster:

  • At least 4 months after your first booster

Johnson & Johnson

You are eligible for your FIRST booster if you are:

  • Age 18 or older

When to get your FIRST booster:

  • At least 2 month after completing your original shot

Who can get your FIRST vaccine booster:

  • Adults 18 year and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S.

You are eligible for a SECOND booster if you are:

  • Anyone 18 years and older who received a Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster dose

When to get your SECOND booster:

  • At least 4 months after your first booster

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.