Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine

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Who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine?

As of March 1, the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (in priority order):

  • Frontline health care personnel
  • Residents of long-term care
  • Police and fire personnel, correctional staff
  • Adults age 65 and older
  • Education and state-lisenced child care staff
  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Some public-facing essential workers such as 911 operators, public transit, and grocery store employees
  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel
  • Facility staff and residents of congregate living settings

While groups are prioritized, all groups are eligible March 1. More information about these eligibility groups and where they can find available vaccine is available on the DHS vaccine webpage(link is external)

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Can I get on a vaccine registration list?

The Winnebago County Health Department is not providing a registration list at this time. Your healthcare provider or pharmacy may have their own registration list. We encourage you to visit their websites for additional information. Please limit phone calls as many systems are overwhelmed at this time.