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. If you have general COVID-19 vaccine questions that are not answered here please visit the CDC Website or call the Health Department 414-302-8600. 

Schedule an Appointment 

The West Allis Health Department is offering the Pfizer Vaccine for anyone needing any dose of the vaccine by appointment only. 

You can schedule an appointment by clicking the links below or calling 414-302-8600. 

Visit vaccines.gov to find other vaccine providers near you!

Si desea programar una cita y necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 414-302-8620 o envié un correo electrónico (lgarcia@westalliswi.gov)

COVID-19 FAQ

WHO CAN I GET A COVID-19 VACCINE?

Everyone in Wisconsin ages 5 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.

Who can get a booster Shot

Everyone 12 years and older is recommended to get a booster dose for the best protection against COVID-19 and circulating variants. Booster doses are strongly recommended for people who are at the greatest risk for severe disease, such as people who live in long-term care settings.

You should get your COVID-19 booster dose:

  • At least 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
  • At least 5 months* after your second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine series.
    • *Individuals 12 years or older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should get a booster dose:
  • Three months after third (additional) dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - for a total of four doses.
  • Two months after second (additional) dose if the first dose was a Johnson & Johnson vaccine - for a total of three doses.

Some individuals have the option to receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna four months after their first booster dose. This includes people who are:

  • 50 years or older
  • 18 years or older and received both a first dose and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson
  • 12 years or older and moderately to severely immunocompromised (for example, due to cancer treatment, HIV infection, organ transplant, or a medical condition like DiGeorge syndrome).

The latest research suggests that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine against severe outcomes is reduced over time in adults ages 50 and older, as well as immunocompromised individuals. A new CDC report shows that adults who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both their first dose and booster dose had lower levels of protection against COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care visits during Omicron compared to those who received an mRNA booster dose. So, this second booster dose could help increase protection for these higher-risk individuals.

CDC recommends people receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (like Pfizer or Moderna) over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine in most situations(link is external). Currently, people 12-17 years old can only get a Pfizer booster dose. Children ages 11 years and younger are currently not authorized to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

Learn more about COVID-19 booster and additional doses here.

WHICH VACCINE SHOULD YOU GET?

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT.  WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For more information about the COVID-19 booster shot visit the CDC webpage: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

WHere can i get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Wisconsin has over 2,000 COVID-19 registered vaccinators across the state. Use Vaccine Finder to find a provider near you! Much like your flu vaccine, there are options for where you get your COVID-19 vaccine. People can be vaccinated at many places including: health care providers, pharmacies, local health departments, places of employment, and community-based vaccination sites. Local health departments are coordinating many of the local options.

  • Call 414-302-8600 to book an appointment at the West Allis Health Department
  • Vaccine Finder

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.

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