COVID-19 Vaccine

covid-19 vaccine locations

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oconto county status updates

COVID-19 vaccination is a quickly evolving process.  Please check back frequently, as changes occur often.

4/13/2021: Oconto County Public Health is following the recommendation from CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to pause the use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  6.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson have been given in the U.S.  CDC and the FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48 and symptoms occurred within 6-13 days after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson vaccine.   These side effects are extremely rare and the decision to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is being done out of an abundance of caution.  This pause is being implemented to provide the health care community time to be educated on how to recognize and treat these extremely rare side effects.

Those who have received Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 3 weeks should watch for severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath.  If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your healthcare provider.

Anyone 16 and older who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin is eligible for COVID-19 vaccine and we continue to recommend vaccination.  Pfizer and Moderna use a different technology than Johnson & Johnson and continue to be safe and effective.  Click here for information on vaccine locations throughout the state.

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4/09/21: The Oconto County Health Department has the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine available for next week. This is the one-and-done shot for those age 18 and older. To make an appointment call (920) 834-6846. If the line is busy, please try again.

4/7/21: The CDC has provided updated guidance about travel and summer activities.

3/31/2021: Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court made the decision to strike down the governor’s face covering order effective immediately. Oconto County does not have its own mask mandate, however, Oconto County Public Health will continue to strongly recommend that everyone continue to wear masks if they are in a setting with others outside of their own home so we can continue to beat this pandemic. If someone is fully vaccinated, we will continue to recommend following the CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated people.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html  We do not want to take steps back with an increase in cases due to letting our guard down. Oconto County Public Health continues to urge everyone to maintain social distancing, wear masks and use good handwashing to minimize your risk of getting COVID-19.

3/30/2021:  Everyone age 16 and up who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination starting on Monday 4/5/2021. If you become eligible on 4/5/2021, please stay tuned to website and our Facebook page (Oconto County a Place for You) for appointment scheduling information.  If you are currently eligible, limited appointments are available for an Oconto County Public Health clinic later this week in Oconto. Call 920-834-6846 to schedule an appointment.

3/30/2021: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that additional pharmacies will start giving out COVID-19 vaccine in the state.  The pharmacies include select Costco, CVS, and Hy-Vee locations, as well as the following independent pharmacy networks: Good Neighbor and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Health Mart, Medicine Shoppe and Cardinal Health, and Topco.  Click here for the full press release including links to schedule appointments.

3/29/2021: As of 11:15 am on Monday 3/29/2021, all Johnson and Johnson vaccine appointments for this week's clinic are filled. Limited amounts of Pfizer vaccine are still available. Pfizer is a 2 dose vaccine and can be given to those age 16 and up.  Oconto County Public Health will vaccinate 16 and 17 year olds with parent consent.  Please call 920-834-6846 to make an appointment.

3/25/2021:  If you are currently eligible in Wisconsin for COVID-19 vaccination, please call 920-834-6846 for an appointment at an upcoming Oconto County Public Health clinic. Appointments will not be accepted by voicemail and no wait list will be made or established. If you do not reach our scheduling staff member, please hang up and try again.  Limited doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is 1 dose, are available for the upcoming clinic. First come, first serve and you must be currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Wisconsin.

For previous status updates, click here.

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Click HERE for links to the vaccine consent form, EUA fact sheets and the CDC VSafe Information.

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Press releases

12/22/2020 Oconto County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Press Release

everyone 16 and up is eliglble