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Covid-19 Vaccine Information
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J for specific populations. All three of these COVID-19 vaccines can be used to boost each other resulting in a mix and match of vaccine types.
Any local organization providing COVID-19 vaccines must wait for guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) before providing moderna or J&J booster doses. We will be sure to share this information widely when Moderna and J&J boosters are officially available and are able to be scheduled. GHC-SCW is currently only accepting appointments for Pfizer recipients for ages 18 and up.
COVID-19 Eligibility Requirements & Scheduling Details
First Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments.
- Everyone aged 12 years and older is eligible to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- You may schedule your first dose appointment through GHCMyChart or by calling (608) 662-4914.
- For individuals aged 12 to 17, a parent or guardian must be present during the appointment or available
Second Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments.
- If you received your first dose at GHC-SCW you may schedule your second dose appointment through GHCMyChart
or by calling (608) 662-4914.
- If you received your first dose somewhere other than GHC-SCW, you may schedule your second dose with
GHC-SCW if you received Pfizer or Moderna.
- If your first dose was a different vaccine type, contact the organization where you received your first COVID-19 vaccine to schedule a second dose appointment.
Third Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting appointments.
The FDA and CDC have authorized providing a third dose of the Pfizer (12 years of age and up) or Moderna (18 years of age and up) COVID-19 vaccines for people whose immune systems are compromised moderately or severely. Currently, the CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose at least 28 days after their first Pfizer or Moderna primary series.
This includes people who have:
- Recently received or are currently receiving cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
If you are eligible based on the information above, you may schedule your third dose appointment for Pfizer or Moderna by calling (608) 662-4914.
Booster Dose Appointments - GHC-SCW is currently accepting booster appointments for Pfizer recipients only.
A “booster dose" is different than a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For booster doses, the FDA has expanded the emergency use authorization for those individuals who received Pfizer, Moderna or J&J.
The following populations are eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J.
Pfizer and Moderna recipients must wait at least 6 months after receiving their original series. J&J recipients must wait at least 2 months after received their initial dose of J&J.
- Individuals ages 65 and older
- All residents in long-term care
- Individuals ages 50-64 years with certain underlying medical conditions
- People ages 18-49 years with certain underlying medical conditions
- Individuals ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or institutional settings. Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers.
Mask Mandate in Dane County
Under a new public health order issued by Public Health Madison and Dane County - Everyone age two and older in Dane County must wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person's own household or living unit, could be present. It is also strongly recommended that masks are also worn at private gatherings or crowded outdoor settings.
General Vaccine Information
The following frequently asked questions are intended to help answer some common questions individuals may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.
I see that GHC-SCW is scheduling "third dose" of COVID-19 vaccine for
certain individuals. What’s the difference between a third dose and a booster
Third doses are for immunosuppressed patients who
need to receive more vaccine to achieve the same levels of immunity as healthy
individuals. Third doses are provided to immunosuppressed people (who
previously received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) 28 days after they receive
their second dose.
Boosters are for the general population to address waning
immunity. Over time, it is common for all vaccine recipients’ immune
response to lose some strength. Boosters are given later to “remind” the immune
system to fight the illness.
Q: What Should I Do If I Misplace My COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card?
GHC-SCW is unable to provide replacement COIVD-19 vaccine record replacement card. Your COVID-19 vaccination will be listed on the
Wisconsin Immunization Registry. You may also be able to find this information in your
Follow the links below to access the WIR public immunization records portal.
Public Immunization Record Access(link is external)
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Q: Can I get updates by calling my healthcare provider?
A: We kindly ask that you do not call your healthcare provider or clinic for information about COVID-19 vaccines. This helps reserve our staffed phone lines for patients calling who are experiencing active symptoms or have acute care needs.
Q: How can I stay up to date on with GHC-SCW vaccine information?
A: We will communicate with our patients and community when we have any updates regarding COVID-19 vaccines. If you are a GHC-SCW Member, the best thing you can do is make sure you have an active
GHCMyChart account. We will also update this webpage with relevant COVID-19 vaccine news.
Q: Where can I learn more about the vaccine and how it will be distributed?
A: If you are interested in reading more about vaccines, two great sources are the
CDC and the
WI Dept of Health Services.
Below you will find links to the COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets for recipients and caregivers for the Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen vaccines.
Q: What should I do once I've been fully vaccinated?
A: Click HERE for more information on how to protect yourself and others once you have been fully vaccinated.