COVID-19 Vaccine Updates for Wisconsin Residents

On Monday, August 23rd, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those that are 16 years of age and older. The vaccine, that is currently known as Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will now be known as Comirnaty. The vaccine continues to be available for those ages 12-15 and for use in individuals who are immunocompromised, under the emergency use authorization (EUA).

Also on Monday, August 23rd, Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announce that Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine (from a vaccine provider located in Wisconsin) from AUGUST 20th through September 6th are eligible to receive a $100 Visa Gift card.  Wisconsin residents that are 12 years old and over are eligible to receive this.  

Those ages 12 years and over who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine within the period of August 20th through September 6th can submit the request for a $100 Visa Gift Card on the DHS reward website: 100.wisconsin.gov. You will have to fill out and submit a short form with information about your vaccine that will be used to verify you received your shot.  Visa cards may take up to six (6) weeks to be mailed to participants. For more information, visit the link above or call 844-684-1064. If you do not have access to fill out the form online, you can also call the number listed. 

Marquette County Health Department continues to hold weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics.  Please visit our website: www.co.marquette.wi.us (click COVID-19 Information, click Latest Vaccine Information) Appointments are highly encouraged but you can always call our office to see if there is availability or stop in for our Walk-in Wednesdays! For more information visit our website or call 608-297-3135.