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/ .