COVID-19 Vaccine




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We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to vaccinate our community.

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Please be aware that if anyone from the South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department calls you we will always identify ourselves and WILL NOT ask for any type of payment for the vaccine.

The South Shore Health Departments of Cudahy WI Health Department, Oak Creek Health Department, and South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department want to keep our communities up-to-date on the latest vaccine information.

April 5th Mayor's Message - National Public Health Week

March 24th Mayor's Message Citywide Phone Call text

Update 04/01/2021

What You Need to Know 

 There are three approved vaccines available. Vaccine inventory from the Federal Government to the State is coming on a weekly basis.  The State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) will use this framework to determine State wide priorities for vaccination.  Information from the SDMAC can be found here.  

Who is ELIGIBLE for vaccine right now? 

The State Department of Health Services has indicated that the following populations are currently eligible for vaccines:

  • Healthcare Personnel
  •  Residents and staff of Long-term Care Facilities 
  • Law enforcement, Fire, and Correctional personnel 
  • Over 65 population 
  • Educators 
  • Licensed childcare providers
  • Participants enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Utility and communications infrastructure 
  • Public transit
  • Food supply chain
  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel 
  • Individuals aged 16+ with certain medical conditions 
  • Everyone 16 and over --> Starting April 5th, 2021 

For specific information about eligibility, please visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

We will continue to utilize this website and social media to inform the public.

Although vaccine is becoming available, we all still need to take the necessary precautions to prevent getting or spreading COVID-19. Please stay home when you’re sick, continue to wear masks, limit indoor gatherings, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands often. The combination of a vaccine and prevention measures will help us as we slowly return to “normal.”

Where can I go for the most up to date information about vaccines and vaccination data?

Milwaukee County’s Unified Emergency Operations Center (UEOC) vaccination website https://www.healthymke.com/.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19:   Vaccine

CDC COVID-19 Vaccines

Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard

Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19: Vaccine Data

Information about the Moderna Vaccine

Information about the Pfizer Vaccine 

Information about the Janssen Vaccine 

FAQs

 Is there any chance I can get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

The vaccines do not contain any part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and cannot give anyone COVID-19. 

Am I able to receive the vaccine in another state while traveling?

Yes, as long as you are there long enough to receive the second dose. 

We thank you for your patience during this time of navigating vaccine distribution.