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    Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    April 26th, 2021

    Written By Linda Wickstrom

    Updated by Colin White on April 26th, 2021

    Getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can is your best defense against protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

    Individuals in Wisconsin ages 16 and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost (16 and 17-year-olds are limited to the Pfizer vaccine).

    Waukesha County residents without an email address or without access to the internet are encouraged to phone the Waukesha County Vaccination Hotline at (262) 548-7626. Help others get vaccinated by sharing this hotline number with them!

    Homebound individuals in need of vaccination can contact Village Primary Care at 262-875-4892.

    Opportunities remain available for eligible individuals to sign up for the Standby List for COVID-19 Vaccine (blue box below). Standby List for COVID-19 Vaccine is used to call in people at the end of clinic to use remaining doses. More information is available below.


    When individuals with a scheduled vaccine appointment cancel and are unable to make their appointment, we maintain a list of standby individuals willing to come in on short notice to fill those vacant vaccine appointments.

    Individuals on the Standby List for COVID-19 Vaccine when called the day of a clinic must be able to answer NO to the following questions in order to be eligible to receive vaccine from the standby list:

        1. Have you been exposed to COVID-19 in the last two weeks?
        2. Are you currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19?
        3. Have you received a vaccine in the last two weeks?
        4. Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to an injectable medication, including another vaccine?

    If you answer YES to any of the following questions, it is likely you will be screened out and referred to your primary care provider for vaccine.

    When called from the Standby List the day of a clinic, we provide directions to the clinic, a time frame for when they will be called back (generally 1-2 hours before the end of clinic), and disclose what type of vaccine they will be receiving. Additionally, individuals will be asked to bring an ID and instructed to wear a mask while at the clinic.

    Other Ways to Get a Vaccination: 

    • VaccineFinder.org
      • Individuals can use the free, national service to locate a specific COVID-19 vaccine brand they would like to receive. Select which specific vaccine brands desired and enter your five digit zip code at https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ to locate a specific vaccine brand.
    • Many will be vaccinated by their healthcare provider. 
      • Waukesha County healthcare providers are vaccinating patients and other community members 16 and older. Check your healthcare provider’s website for scheduling information.
    • Pharmacies with COVID-19 vaccination programs
      • Many pharmacies have online registration systems for individuals seeking vaccine outside of healthcare providers.

    Read more about the benefits of the COVID-19 Vaccine here.

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