Walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations available at Monroe County Health Department

The Monroe County Health Department continues to offer free walk-in appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations at its office at 315 W. Oak St., Sparta, during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). 

On Aug. 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of Covid-19 disease in individuals 16 and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency-use authorization), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. 

For more information on the FDA approval, visit https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine.

Current available vaccines include the following: 

• Pfizer — Requires two doses; each dose is three weeks apart. Available to those age 12 and older. 

• Moderna — Requires two doses; each dose is four weeks apart. Available to those age 18 and older. 

• Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) – Requires one dose. Available to those age 18 and older. 

Due to very limited quantities of J&J, call ahead for availability. 

All Covid-19 vaccinations are provided for free. No insurance is required. 

Also, the health department will offer a Covid-19 vaccination clinic form 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 315 W. Oak St., Sparta. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available.

Pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. To book an appointment, visit vaccinate.wi.gov or call the Monroe County Health Department at (608) 269-8666 during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). You may also email questions to [email protected]

For additional information about locations in Monroe County to get vaccinated, visit http://healthymonroecowi.org/vaccine. For the most current information on vaccines, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health website at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ .

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