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.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Health Department website, vaccines.gov, or call the Health Department at 920-683-4155.
UPDATE: THIRD DOSES of mRNA VACCINE NOW RECOMMENDED FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
An additional mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose is now recommended for moderately to severely immunocompromised people after an initial 2-dose primary mRNA vaccine series..
Qualifying conditions and treatments include but are not limited to:
- Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory. The additional dose should be administered at least 28 days after the completion of the initial 2-dose series.
A third dose of vaccine is not currently recommended for individuals without an immunocompromising condition or treatment.
If you are not sure if you are immunocompromised, please speak to your doctor.
If you are immunocompromised and have received two doses of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), or have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, find a local vaccinator to get your third dose. Vaccination locations can be found on the Health Department website or vaccines.gov or by calling the Health Department at 920-683-4155.
Third doses should be the same type of vaccine as the first two (e.g. if you received Moderna, your third dose should also be Moderna).
If you received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated and are ineligible for additional doses of any type of COVID-19 vaccine at this time.
PREVIOUS COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATES:
FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review
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