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 vaccine questions not answered here please email: covidvaccine@westalliswi.gov

Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment AT THE WEST ALLIS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The West Allis Health Department is offering the Pfizer Vaccine for anyone needing a first dose, second dose, or booster vaccine. 

To schedule an appointment click here. You can also call 414-302-8600 to book an appointment. Appointments are required. 

  • Appointments are available Tuesday - Friday for people 12yrs old and over and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for children 5-11 years old. 

Can't find an appointment? Want the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine? Visit www.vaccines.gov to find other vaccine providers near you!

COVID-19 FAQ

Who can get a booster Shot


IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech

Who should get a booster:

  • Everyone 12 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations
  • Teens ages 12–17 can only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster

IF YOU RECEIVED
Moderna


Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations

IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen*


Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations


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

WHEN 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. Although everyone is eligible to get vaccine, vaccine providers will prioritize previously eligible groups. Based on the amount of vaccine doses available, it will take time for everyone in Wisconsin to get vaccinated.

Every community is different. Some places may have longer waitlists than others. But everyone will eventually have the opportunity to get vaccinated.

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.

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