COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Who has been vaccinated?
The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department has been holding vaccine clinics for individuals under Phase 1A since January 6, 2021. Our department opened registration to individuals ages 65+ on January 25, 2021.  

Who is eligible to receive vaccine now?
The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department is currently providing vaccine for individuals ages 65+ per recommendations from the WI Department of Health Services. This group also includes educators who are ages 65 and older.

Vaccine is limited.
The health department will do its best to provide vaccine to as many individuals as possible. If you are able to receive vaccine through your primary healthcare provider’s office, a private pharmacy, or other entity, please do so.

Registration for Monday, January 25 is now closed.
 Please check our website: each Monday for a new vaccine clinic registration link. Appointments are extremely limited and fill quickly. Based on vaccine availability, registration occurs weekly and may not be scheduled in advance.

Thank you for your patience as we work to get as many people vaccinated as possible. 

Details regarding vaccination for other groups and vulnerable populations will be provided as we have more information. Please continue to check this page and Frequently Asked Questions for updates. 

Vaccine Distribution

Emergency Use Authorization

Additional Resources: 
- FDA - Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines Explained

- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - What is Emergency Use Authorization? 

Authorized & Recommended Vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and then recommended for use in the United States, it will be important to understand what is known about each vaccine. CDC will provide information on who is and is not recommended to receive each vaccine and what to expect after vaccination, as well as ingredients, safety, and effectiveness.

Currently, one vaccine is authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:

  • ​​​​Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer - Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
Pfizer - Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine 
Moderna - Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna - Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccines in Phase 3 Clinical Trials

As of November 24, 2020, large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials are in progress or being planned for three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States: 

  • AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine

Learn more about U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, including vaccines in earlier stages of development, by visiting

Vaccine Benefits

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated once a COVID-19 vaccine is available in the United States. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19​
Why getting vaccinated is important. 

Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine here

Vaccine Safety

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The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn more here: Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States

After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection.
The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what side effects to expect and get helpful tips on how to reduce pain and discomfort after your vaccination. 


Learn more: Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines