Two currently available COVID-19 vaccines are now being given throughout the United States. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is highly recommended in order to promote herd immunity.
- 2 intramuscular injections separated by 28 days (no maximum interval)
- Must be 18 years of age and older
- 2 intramuscular injections separated by 21 days (no maximum interval)
- Must be 16 years of age and older
General information about the vaccines:
- You should complete the vaccine series with the same product that you started with.
- The currently available COVID-19 vaccines should not be administered within 14 days of any other vaccine.
- Once vaccinated, you should still continue to follow all current guidelines to protect yourself and others (wearing a mask, social distancing 6 feet from others, avoiding crowds, washing hands often, and following quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with COVID-19).
- Common side effects from both vaccines include: pain and/or swelling in your arm where the shot was given, joint pain, fever, chills, tiredness/fatigue, nausea and headache (refer to the CDC website cdc.gov for a comprehensive list of potential side effects)
- Most people who are getting the vaccination series report more severe, but short-lived, side effects from the second vaccine
Phased Approach to COVID-19 Vaccination (will depend on number of vaccines available)
- More information about who is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm
- The Wisconsin vaccine data dashboard is updated every Tuesday. For the most current information about vaccines administered by various categories, please see the website at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm