MARSHFIELD – Today, Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that individuals with certain medical conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29. We will not open our COVID-19 vaccine survey until these new groups are officially eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
While we acknowledge this change, our focus remains on previously eligible groups. Individuals on our waitlist will get access to the COVID-19 vaccine before these new groups. Within each group, we will continue to vaccinate our waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis.
At this time, we are receiving a very limited number of doses on a week-to-week basis for our entire service area, so our scheduling capacity is restricted. It may take several more weeks, even months, for us to vaccinate those who are on the COVID-19 vaccination waitlist. We are optimistic that vaccine supply will increase in the coming weeks.
Marshfield Clinic Health System also is providing staff to help vaccinate educators at several school districts that have received a special allotment of COVID-19 vaccines.
For more information on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://marshfieldclinic.org/specialties/infectious-diseases/coronavirus-update.