COVID-19 Vaccine

The West Allis Health Department is working to ensure a unified and coordinated effort to administer COVID-19 vaccine to all people in West Allis and West Milwaukee. Please direct any requests to: covidvaccine@westalliswi.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A Interest Form

Are you an unaffiliated Phase 1A Health Care Provider? The West Allis Health Department is working to assist health care professionals receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Please fill out this form to express your interest in receiving the vaccine for your organization.

COVID-19 Vaccine 65+ Interest Form

All appointments are filled for the month of January 2021. More appointments will be available soon. To receive an email when more appointments are releasedplease complete this interest form.

Are you a West Allis or West Milwaukee resident who is 65 years of age or older and interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 Vaccine Phases

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) sets guidelines for vaccine use and identified four phases of people to receive the vaccine, starting with 1A.  Information on vaccine phasing continues to change. Click here to see the HealthyMKE vaccine timeline.

COVID-19 FAQ

Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Getting the vaccine is strongly encouraged for most individuals. The COVID-19 vaccines are being made available in phases to assure the highest benefit to the community. Phase 1A will focus primarily on frontline health care workers, residents and workers at long term care facilities and other emergency responders at high risk for infection by coronavirus. This will safeguard the healthcare system and preserve the ability to provide care for those who need it. This initial phase will expand to include other essential workers and people at very high risk for hospitalization or death from COVID-19.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC’s guidelines for prioritizing the first shipment of vaccines does not include the general population. The vaccine distribution is staged by the CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and will be available in phases. The timing of these phases may overlap, and here’s what we can share to date:

Wisconsin is currently in Phase 1A of the distribution plan. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25, 2021. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. For more information on the Wisconsin COVID-19 Phase Timeline visit: https://www.healthymke.com/vaccine-phases

Have more questions?

Check out the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know webpage for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine. 

v-safe

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

Register and learn more about v-safe here.

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

Your participation in CDC’s vsafe makes a difference — it helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe.

Vsafe
  1. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
  2. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers