If you want the COVID-19 vaccine, chances are you could get one this week.
Both Mayo Clinic Health System and Weber Health Logistics in La Crosse have open appointments Wednesday-Friday to anyone 16 years old and up. The vaccine is free. You do not need health insurance.
“If someone gets on and they fill out (the) form (Tuesday), they’ll get in, possibly Wednesday or Thursday,” Kevin Tyburski, Weber’s communications coordinator, said.
While Mayo has said they’ve been getting all three versions of the vaccine. Tyburski noted Weber Health has mostly gotten the Pfizer vaccine.
“That seems to be the one that most people are interested in getting,” he said. “We don’t really have a preference.
“From reading CDC documentation, Moderna and Pfizer, if you can get it, get either one. But we’ve been primarily getting Pfizer.”
Mayo on Tuesday stated it is suspending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, pending an investigation into blood clotting.
The only dilemma for some will be scheduling a second dose for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines two weeks later.
To schedule an appointment with Mayo log in or create an account here (Patient Online Service), then click “appointments and admissions.” From there, you’ll have to answer a series of questions and schedule a time.
Otherwise, schedule by calling Mayo at 608-392-7400.
The vaccine will likely be given on the first floor of the Public Immunization Clinic, Professional Arts Building on 10th Street (map). The above picture is the Mayo vaccine clinic entrance.