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 12 years and older are eligible to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note: For individuals age 12 to 17, a parent or guardian must be present during the appointment or available by phone.

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

The FDA and CDC have authorized providing a third dose of the Pfizer (12 years of age and up) or Moderna (18 years of age and up) COVID-19 vaccines for people whose immune systems are compromised moderately or severely. Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional 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

If you are eligible 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 eligible need to wait a minimum of 28 days from their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before receiving the third dose.

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

At this time, patients who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not eligible for an additional dose. 

Booster Dose

A “booster dose” is different than a third dose of the vaccine. For booster doses, the FDA has expanded the emergency use authorization for only those individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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The following populations are eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer at least 6 months after receiving their original series of the Pfizer vaccine:  

  • Individuals ages 65 and older
  • All residents in long-term care
  • Individuals ages 50-64 years with certain underlying medical conditions
  • People ages 18-49 years with certain underlying medical conditions
  • Individuals ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or institutional settings. Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers.

At this time, the FDA and CDC are working to determine whether boosters are necessary for those who received the Moderna vaccine series, or the single-dose J&J (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine.

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.