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.
The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19 is by staying up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able. The Health Department also recommends staying home when sick, cleaning and sanitizing high touch areas, washing your hands often, and wearing a mask if you have symptoms of COVID-19, test positive, or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
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.
To find a local vaccine provider, go online, the Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment page, or call the Health Department (920) 683-4155.
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
02/23/2022: MCHD Increases COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities
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