COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Employer On-Site Clinics & Current Vaccine Eligibility
Employer On-Site Vaccine Clinic Requests Due This Wednesday
Beginning this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is opening a process for vaccinators to request a dedicated vaccine supply for employer-based closed clinics. The vaccinator will need to submit information, such as the location, timeframe, and number of doses, to seek approval from DHS.
Requests from vaccinators are due on Wednesday, March 17 for the weeks of March 29 and April 5. DHS will accept requests again in early April.
If you are interested in hosting an on-site clinic, you will need to reach out to potential vaccinators ASAP to coordinate the request with them. A list of vaccinators is available here.
Who is Currently Eligible for the Vaccine?
Below is an updated list of individuals and employees that are currently eligible for the vaccine and who is scheduled to become eligible in the next phase.
Currently eligible groups, in priority order, include:
- Frontline health care workers
- Nursing home and assisted living residents and staff
- Police, fire department, and correctional staff
- Adults aged 65+
- Education and child care
- Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
- Some public-facing essential workers
- 911 operators
- Utility and communications infrastructure
- Public transit
- Food supply chain
- Agricultural production workers & support staff.
- Food production workers, such as dairy plant employees, fruit and vegetable processing plant employees, and animal slaughtering and processing employees.
- Retail food workers, such as employees at grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations that also sell groceries.
- Hunger relief personnel.
- Chefs, servers, or hosts in restaurants.
- Non-frontline essential health care personnel
- Facility staff and residents in congregate living settings
Who is eligible next?
Beginning March 29, individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions that have a greater risk of severe infection from COVID-19 will be eligible. See a full list of conditions here.
Additional resources are available in the latest Waukesha County vaccine newsletter.