Information on How to Get the Vaccine
- Groups currently eligible for vaccine
- Options for where to get vaccinated
- What to expect when you get vaccinated by us
About the Vaccine
As of April 5, everyone 16+ is eligible for vaccine in Wisconsin.
Keep in mind that demand for vaccine still outpaces supply. Just because you are eligible does not mean you will be able to be vaccinated right away. Please be patient as vaccinators get everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible.
Some vaccinators are following the Wisconsin Department of Health Services prioritization for vaccine, which means people who were eligible first will be able to receive a vaccination appointment faster than someone who just became eligible.
Hotline for Answering Vaccination Questions
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is staffing a new hotline to answer your vaccination questions. Wisconsinites can call (844) 684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with questions.
The new call center will be equipped to help individuals find vaccine locations, answer medical questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, and assist with registration, including but not limited to using the Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine registry.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends visiting VaccineFinder to find vaccine near you. Other options for getting vaccinated include:
- Area pharmacies. Community pharmacies and those participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program might have vaccine available. Check the website for your local pharmacy, such as Walgreens, Costco, Hy-Vee, CVS, Hometown Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Pick-n-Save, and Metro Market.
- Mass vaccination sites. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is operating a series of vaccination sites. Any Wisconsin resident is able to be vaccinated at these sites, though keep in mind wherever you get your first dose, you will need to get your second dose there too.
- A healthcare provider. Visit a provider's website for more instructions. Some providers will vaccinate you, even if you are not their patient. Below are websites to a few of the most common providers in the area:
- Public Health. Public Health Madison & Dane County is now collecting vaccine sign up information through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) sign up form. This adds you to our list. We will send you an appointment email if you are eligible, and we have an appointment available for you.
- Vaccines provided by Public Health Madison & Dane County are given at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison by appointment only. People with appointments can walk up, bike up, or drive. Transportation is available for those who need it. More information about this service is provided when an appointment is made.
I'm homebound or someone I know is homebound. How can they get vaccine?
For Dane County residents who are homebound, we can assist with getting you vaccinated! Call ADRC at (608) 240-7400 for more information.
- People with appointments can walk up, bike up, or drive. Learn more about how to arrive at and navigate Alliant Energy Center. Transportation is available for those who need it. More information about this service is provided when an appointment is made.
- We are proud to be a diverse department. We do not tolerate bigotry or racism. We do not change vaccinator or provider based on their race. You have the right to decline receiving a vaccine at our clinic.
- Review our fact sheet on the COVID-19 vaccine for an overview of the authorized vaccines.
- Review frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Which Vaccine Should I Get? The One You’re Offered! Read our blog post to learn more.
- Other sources of credible vaccine information: