Previous vaccine status updates

2/8/2021: At this time, Oconto County Public Health is providing COVID-19 vaccine only to those in Phase 1A (frontline health care and police/fire/corrections) and the adults 65 and older on our previous wait list from late January.  Public Health is not making vaccine appointments for anyone outside of those groups, and is not adding names to a wait list.   

Those who are currently eligible in Wisconsin are encouraged to schedule their vaccine appointment with Bellin and Prevea.  To schedule with Bellin, go to mybellin.org or call 920-445-7313.  To schedule with Prevea, go to myprevea.com or call toll free 833-344-HERE.  You do not need to be a patient of either health care system to register for an account and receive a vaccine.

IMPORTANT: Due to the vaccine supply, the status of appointments changes rapidly. If you are scheduling online and don't see any openings, you’re encouraged to please try again at a later time.  If scheduling by phone, please anticipate hold times and call back at a later date/time if you are unable to schedule an appointment.

Please continue to watch our website (www.ocontocountycovid.info) and Facebook (Oconto County a Place for You) to stay up to date on the COVID-19 vaccination process.

2/8/2021: As previously stated, Oconto Public has held two COVID-19 clinics, providing 143 vaccines to those currently eligible.  It is important to note, that no doses were wasted at either of the clinics, and all of the vaccine that Public Health received was administered.

2/4/2021: Oconto County Public Health has held two clinics, providing 143 COVID-19 vaccines to those currently eligible.  The vaccine allotment to Oconto County Public Health has been and will continue to be limited.  We continue to ask for your patience and flexibility during this evolving process.  Keep checking this website and Facebook (Oconto County a Place for You) for updates.

1/26/2021: Wisconsin DHS announced today that additional groups will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine tentatively beginning on March 1, 2021.  Groups are prioritized due to an increased risk or vulnerability to COVID-19 and are consistent with recommendations from the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC).  The groups in priority order include education and childcare, individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs, some public facing essential workers, non frontline health care essential personnel, and facility staff and residents living in congregate living settings.  At this time, Oconto County Public Health is not taking appointments or placing people on a wait list for vaccine.  Other options include Prevea at myprevea.com, or Bellin Health at mybellin.org.  Please continue to check back here and on Facebook at Oconto County a Place for You for more information.  Click here for more information.

1/25/2021: Public Health was recently made aware that all Prevea COVID-19 vaccine appointments across the state are full.  Prevea states that more appointments will be made as the state makes more vaccine available.  To stay up to date with Prevea, you're encouraged to sign up for email updates at https://www.prevea.com/vaccine.  At this time, Bellin is not taking appointments in Oconto.  Appointments are available in Green Bay by calling 920-445-7313 or using mybellin.org.

1/21/2021: Effective 8:00 a.m. central time on Friday 1/22/2021, Oconto County Public Health will no longer be placing Wisconsin residents age 65 and older on a COVID-19 vaccine wait list.  It is not known when Public Health will have vaccine for this group; if you are on the wait list you will be notified of Public Health’s vaccine availability.  Other options at this time are Prevea and Bellin.  Sign up with Prevea by using myprevea.com or Bellin by calling 920-445-7313 or using mybellin.org.  Your patience during this process is very much appreciated.

1/19/2021: Oconto County Public Health has a COVID-19 vaccine wait list available for Wisconsin residents age 65 and older.  Please call 920-834-6846 to be placed on the wait list.  There is high demand for this vaccine, and the phone line may be busy.  Your patience is appreciated during this time.  When Oconto County Public Health has more information about vaccinating this population, it will be released on this website, on Facebook at Oconto County a Place for You, and through news media press releases.

1/19/2021: Beginning on January 25, 2021, Wisconsin adults aged 65 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.  Oconto County Public Health continues our planning process with our partners.  All plans are dependent on vaccine availability.  When more information is available, it will be released on this website, on Facebook at Oconto County a Place for You and through news media releases.

1/18/2021: Oconto County Public Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for individuals in phase 1A on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  Appointments are required.  Click here to learn more.

1/16/2021: Prevea and Bellin are vaccinating individuals in phase 1A. Oconto County Public Health is continuing our planning process to vaccinate those in phase 1A that are not affiliated with a health system.

1/13/2021: Wisconsin DHS announced that police and fire personnel will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, 1/18/2021.  Oconto County Public Health is working with our partners to get police and fire personnel vaccinated and more information will be coming.  As of today, there have been no other changes to those who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.

1/7/2021: There have been minimal changes since the 12/22/2020 press release.  Wisconsin continues to vaccinate those in phase 1A.  Oconto County is making plans to vaccinate individuals in phase 1A that are not affiliated with a healthcare system. We are waiting for the state of Wisconsin to release phase 1B guidelines.  Once released, Oconto County Public Health will continue working with our partners to plan for safe distribution of the vaccine to those in phase 1B.  Oconto County Public Health will also continue to provide updates via this website, on the Oconto County a Place for You Facebook page, and through news media press releases.