Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus. Even with vaccine distribution beginning, it will still take months to reach community immunity. We must continue to stay home, wear a mask, physically distance, and practice good hand hygiene.
As COVID19 vaccines become more readily available in the Manitowoc County area, the Manitowoc County Health Department is shifting its focus from mass vaccination clinics to community and employer-based clinics and the homebound. Other community health care providers will continue to focus on community mass vaccine efforts.
If your organization could be served by a mobile vaccination clinic, please contact the Manitowoc County Health Department at [email protected] or by calling (920) 683-4155.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINATIONS PAUSED
Yesterday, the CDC and FDA issued a joint statement recommending a pause to vaccinations with Johnson and Johnson. This is out of an abundance of caution.
Manitowoc County Public Health Department is following the recommendations of the FDA and CDC to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution. All Johnson and Johnson appointments scheduled for Friday, April 16th have been cancelled.
Of nearly 7 million doses given, 6 people developed a rare type of blood clot. All 6 recipients were women between the ages of 18-48. One person did not survive. All clots occurred between days 6-13.
An event that occurs in less than 1 in a million people was detected, identified, and followed by swift action. This is a sign that our safety surveillance systems are working, and should reassure people that the vaccines are indeed safe and effective. No adverse events of concern have been identified among the almost 200 million Pfizer or Moderna vaccines administered in the US.
We will continue following this guidance until further information becomes available. While this blood clotting side effect appears to be extremely rare, we want to make sure that everyone who receives this life-saving vaccine is safe.
People who have received the J&J vaccine and develop any of the following symptoms within 3 weeks of vaccination should contact their healthcare providers as soon as possible for evaluation.
-Shortness of breath
If your appointment has been cancelled, the MCHD encourages you to schedule a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine with local providers as soon as possible.
Please call the Manitowoc County Health Department at (920) 683-4155 with any questions or concerns.
View our press releases for more information on vaccine efforts in Manitowoc County
Health Department to Prioritize Community and Employer-based Clinics, Homebound April 15, 2021
MCHD follows recommendation to pause JandJ vaccination April 14, 2021
Local leaders vaccinated for COVID April 14, 2021
MCHD administers 10000th vaccine dose April 6, 2021
Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens receives vaccine at Manitowoc County Vaccine Clinic March 31, 2021
Wisconsin Expands Vaccine Eligibility Criteria to Include Adults 65+-January 19, 2021
Manitowoc County Receives First Shipment of Vaccine– January 4, 2021
Manitowoc County Holds Second Vaccine Clinic After Successful First Week– January 8, 2021
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
Moderna Vaccine EUA for Providers and EUA for Recipients/Caregivers with information on storage/handling, dosage, adverse events, and clinical trail information
Pfizer’s EUA for Providers with information on storage/handling, dosage, adverse events, and clinical trail information
Vaccinator Enrollment Local entities can enroll to be a vaccinator by visiting DHS’s website, specifically the “COVID-19 Vaccinator Enrollment Process” section. The enrollment process is entirely through the State and all questions should be directed towards the contacts listed on their page.