Johnson and Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy Johnson and Johnson.
Johnson and Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy Johnson and Johnson.

MADISON — Looking for up to date information about the Covid-19 vaccine in Wisconsin?

Are you trying to find out where to get your vaccination?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that in addition to the numerous resources available on the DHS COVID-19 vaccine page, Wisconsinites can now call 844-684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with their vaccine-related questions.

844-684-1064

The call center was launched to provide more access to information. “Access to the internet should not be a barrier to getting the vaccine,” said DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake. “Those who are eligible and want the vaccine will be able to as supply allows, and we’re excited that this call center can help them do it.”

According to their news release: “Learning about the vaccine, trying to find a location, and registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment can be stressful,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “Being able to talk directly to someone who can answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine will go a long way to easing these concerns.”

The news release goes on to say “The new call center is equipped to help people find vaccine locations, answer medical questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, and assist with registration, including but not limited to providers using the Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine registry. DHS community-based vaccination clinics and a few counties are in the early stages of rolling out the vaccine registry. Priority groups, including people currently on wait lists from previously eligible groups within these counties, will be the first notified of the opportunity to schedule an appointment.”

Wisconsin is now first in the upper Midwest with total doses administered, third in the nation in percentage of doses administered, and 900,000 people have received at least one dose, according to the governor’s Facebook page.

You can find the most up-to-date information about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response, visit the DHS COVID-19 webpage. You can also follow @DHSWI on Facebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external), or dhs.wi on Instagram(link is external) for more information on COVID-19.

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By Carrie Forster

Co-founder, Kaukauna Community News