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Free COVID 19 Vaccinations Available at MC Health Department

 

November 23, 2021



The Monroe County Health Department will be offering appointments for free COVID-19 vaccinations at the office location, 315 W. Oak St., Sparta, on Fridays 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

Vaccinations are one important tool that can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective at reducing the severity of illness and risk of hospitalization and death caused by COVID-19.

Current available vaccines include:

• Pfizer – requires 2-doses, 3 weeks apart. Available to those age 12+.

- Booster dose available to those age 18+ who have completed the original series at least 6 months prior.

• Pfizer 5-11Y– requires 2-doses, 3 weeks apart. Available to those ages 5-11 years.

• Moderna—requires 2-doses, 4 weeks apart. Available to those age 18+.

- Booster dose available to those age 18+ who have completed the original series at least 6 months prior.

• Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) – requires 1 dose. Available to those age 18+

- Booster dose available to those age 18+ who have completed the original series at least 2 months prior.

Upcoming Clinics:

• Pfizer Only (ages 5+) – Monday November 22nd, 2021 3:00 pm -6:00 pm at the Norwalk Community Health Center gym (200 North St., Norwalk)

• Moderna Only – Monday November 29th, 2021 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Tomah Fairgrounds- Recreation Building (1625 Butts Ave., Tomah)

• Moderna Only – Tuesday November 30th, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Barney Center gym (1000 E. Montgomery St., Sparta)

• Moderna Only – Saturday December 11th, 2021 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Organic Valley (509 Organic Dr., Cashton)

All COVID-19 vaccinations are provided for free. No insurance required.

Pre-registration is preferred. To book an appointment, visit vaccinate.wi.gov or call the Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666 during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. You may also email questions to [email protected]

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the use of Pfizer 5-11Y vaccine for children ages 5-11 years. The vaccine requires two doses, three weeks apart. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recommend that everyone age 5+ receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA has authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines for those who are at the highest risk for COVID-19. Receiving a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is intended to boost your immune system for better, long-lasting protection that may have faded over time. Wisconsin DHS recommends that the following populations should receive a booster dose if they received a:

• Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago

• Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are:

- Age 65 and over

- Age 18+ who are residents of long-term care facilities

- Age 18+ with certain underlying medical conditions

- Age 18+ who live or work in high risk settings. Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers.

The FDA and CDC’s recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for booster doses. Additional doses for immunocompromised individuals should be from the same manufacturer as the original two-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series.

For additional information contact the Monroe County Health Department.

 

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