MONROE — Green County Public Health will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 for people currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They will be administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is approved for people age 18 and older. This clinic will be open to people who live or work in Green County and are currently eligible under the Wisconsin State Medical Advisory Committee prioritization guidelines. At this time this includes:
● Frontline health care personnel — those who provide direct patient care with patients who are able to transmit SARS-CoV2 and/or infectious materials.
● Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
● Adults age 65 and over
For a complete list of groups who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm
Individuals who meet these criteria can make an appointment for the clinic on their website: gcpublichealth.org. The clinic will be located in the lower-level multi-purpose rooms of the Green County Government Services Building, N3152 WI 81. Vaccine availability and the department’s capacity to provide vaccine are limited — once the available vaccine appointment slots are filled, they will not be able to take more appointments until their next vaccine clinic.
Press Release from MHLC and LC Public Health
Lafayette County has created a waiting list to call people from to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine. Those 65 years or older, and live, work or see a provider in Lafayette County, can get on that list. To add a name to the list, call 608-776-4466 or go to www.memorialhospitaloflafayettecounty.org/vaccine/
They ask that prior to attending the clinic people review four information sheets for their knowledge and safety. These include: The Moderna Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheet, a V-Safe Information Sheet and the Next Steps After You’ve Received the Vaccine information sheet. Individuals should also review, print and fill out the GCPH Vaccine Administration Record and Screening Sheet and bring this form to their appointment. All of these documents will be available on their website.
Individuals will need to provide a form of identification (ID) with their date of birth. Individuals who have Medicare or Medicaid should also bring their Medicare or Medicaid card to their appointment.
People without access to internet or a computer may have a family member or loved one with access to internet schedule an appointment for them. At this time their phone lines are extremely busy — for the convenience of community members and staff they strongly encourage everyone schedule their appointment online. In the event that an individual cannot schedule an appointment online they may call the department at 608-328-9390.
To ensure a safe and efficient process please plan to take the following steps:
● Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment time.
● Bring your Vaccine Administration Record and Screening Sheet and a form of ID with your date of birth
● Wear a mask/cloth face covering
● Plan to stay at the clinic for at least 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine
The Moderna COVID-19 requires a second dose of the vaccine 28 days after the first dose. During your waiting period after receiving your COVID-19 vaccine one of the staff members will work with you to set up an appointment for your second dose — which will take place on March 15.
As the vaccine becomes more widely available Green County Public Health will take the appropriate steps to communicate with the public regarding how they can get vaccinated. The federal government, state of Wisconsin, and local vaccine providers are working very hard to ensure the vaccine is rolled out in a fair and equitable manner through a phased approach. They greatly appreciate the patience of community members during this phased rollout. Please monitor the WI Department of Health Services Website and Green County Public Health website for updates as more information comes out on this rapidly changing situation.