For those looking to get on a COVID-19 vaccine list, here’s how.
The La Crosse County Health Department is asking that anyone interested in getting the vaccine fill out this “Vaccine Screening and Interest” form by clicking here.
That will connect you to any eligible vaccine provider. You do not need to be living in La Crosse County to get on the list. But, if you live in Minnesota, the state appears to be doing a first-come, first-serve distribution through this website. The site crashed after launch Tuesday.
Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System will contact patients through MyChart and Patient Online Services.
People only need to fill out the form once. The department noted it could take some time before a provider reaches out to schedule an appointment.
Wisconsin is currently only in Phase 1A of vaccinations, which includes health care workers, as well as police and fire personnel.
CURRENTLY: Wisconsin will be vaccinating the following populations:
- Frontline healthcare workers
- Individuals 65 and older (beginning Jan. 25)
- Law enforcement or firefighting employees
- Other 1A eligible employees who may have missed previous vaccination opportunities
PHASE 1B: This will include individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria (subject to change based on the finalized criteria specified by SDMAC):
- Individuals who work in one of the following settings:
- Educators and child care providers
- Non patient care employees in health care or hospitals
- Mink husbandry
- Homeless shelters
- Individuals who live or work in congregate settings such as assisted living facilities, community-based residential facilities, group homes, or residential treatment facilities whose facilities do NOT have the ability to work with the pharmacy partnership program
Minnesotans currently eligible to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Healthcare workers and certain congregate care residents and staff
- Minnesotans aged 65 and over
- Pre-k through grade 12 educators
- Child care workers
While the vaccine is limited, it will be prioritized to those at highest risk of severe illness and death from the virus.
La Crosse’s health department says vaccinating this population will also take some time, and the vaccine supply will dictate the timeline.
A federal partnership with pharmacies has also ensured residents and staff of long-term care facilities have been vaccinated.
Call volume to the health department is very high. They ask you do not send multiple messages or make multiple phone calls. Questions can be sent at [email protected].