Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus. All authorized COVID-19 vaccines protect against infection, hospitalization, and death.
COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for all people ages 5 and up. For further guidance about pediatric (ages 5-11) COVID-19 vaccines, please see the COVID Pediatric Vaccine open letter to parents, penned by Health Officer Stephanie Lambert.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine, visit vaccines.gov
Manitowoc County Health Department supports the CDC and DHS recommendation that anyone 16 and older receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least five months after having received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) or Moderna vaccine. Booster doses are also recommended for anyone that received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago. (Pfizer is the only vaccine currently available to individuals under 18 years of age)
For additional information about booster doses, additional doses, and help accessing your COVID-19 vaccine record to determine when you may be recommended for a booster, visit the DHS Additional Doses and Booster Doses webpage.
For a list of places you can get your COVID-19 booster vaccine, visit vaccines.gov
Previous COVID-19 Vaccine Updates:
01/07/2022: DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose for Everyone Ages 12 and Older
12/10/2021: DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose for Everyone 16 and Older
11/19/2021: DHS Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Anyone 18 and Older
11/3/2021: Wisconsin to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Children Ages 5-11
10/22/2021: COVID-19 Booster Shots now Available for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson.
9/27/2021: Pfizer Booster Shots Recommended for Certain Populations 6 Months After Their 2nd Dose
8/13/2021: Third Doses of mRNA Vaccine Now Recommended for Immunocompromised
4/23/2021: FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson and Johnson (Jannsen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review
Vaccine Efforts in Manitowoc County
10/22/2021: MCHD Welcomes National Guard for Moderna Booster Clinic
08/26/2021: Vaccine Clinic at Manitowoc County Fair
06/25/2021: Community Organizations Come Together to Hold “Por Mi Familia” Vaccination Event
06/07/2021: Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to be held in Mishicot Whitelaw and Manitowoc
05/12/2021: MCHD and Advocate Aurora Health Collaborate to Provide Vaccines at Manitowoc’s Farmers Market
04/15/2021: Health Department to Prioritize Community and Employer-based Clinics, Homebound
04/14/2021: MCHD follows recommendation to pause JandJ vaccination
04/14/2021: Local leaders vaccinated for COVID
04/06/2021: MCHD administers 10000th vaccine dose
03/31/2021: Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens receives vaccine at Manitowoc County Vaccine Clinic
01/19/2021: Wisconsin Expands Vaccine Eligibility Criteria to Include Adults 65+
01/08/2021: Manitowoc County Holds Second Vaccine Clinic After Successful First Week
01/04/2021: Manitowoc County Receives First Shipment of Vaccine
WI DHS Vaccine Data Page is updated each day by 2 PM to provide a summary of vaccine allocation, shipment, and total doses administered in the state.
CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines
Video Explaining EUAs