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We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to vaccinate our community.
Please be aware that if anyone from the South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department calls you we will always identify ourselves and WILL NOT ask for any type of payment for the vaccine.
The South Shore Health Departments of Cudahy WI Health Department, Oak Creek Health Department, and South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department want to keep our communities up-to-date on the latest vaccine information.
What You Need to Know
Vaccine inventory from the Federal Government to the State is coming on a weekly basis. The State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) will use this framework to determine State wide priorities for vaccination. Information from the SDMAC can be found here.
On April 13th, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement on the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine, recommending an immediate pause in the use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. This pause is recommended out of an abundance of caution as the CDC and FDA are reviewing data from six reported cases (out of 6.8 million doses given in the US) of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals who had received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Further information can be found here in our Zone E press release.
Who is ELIGIBLE for vaccine right now?
The State Department of Health Services has indicated that the following populations are currently eligible for vaccines:
- Healthcare Personnel
- Residents and staff of Long-term Care Facilities
- Law enforcement, Fire, and Correctional personnel
- Over 65 population
- Licensed childcare providers
- Participants enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
- Utility and communications infrastructure
- Public transit
- Food supply chain
- Non-frontline essential health care personnel
- Individuals aged 16+ with certain medical conditions
- Everyone 16 and over --> Starting April 5th, 2021
We will continue to utilize this website and social media to inform the public.
Although vaccine is becoming available, we all still need to take the necessary precautions to prevent getting or spreading COVID-19. Please stay home when you’re sick, continue to wear masks, limit indoor gatherings, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands often. The combination of a vaccine and prevention measures will help us as we slowly return to “normal.”
Where can I go for the most up to date information about vaccines and vaccination data?
Milwaukee County’s Unified Emergency Operations Center (UEOC) vaccination website https://www.healthymke.com/.
Am I able to receive the vaccine in another state while traveling?
Yes, as long as you are there long enough to receive the second dose.
We thank you for your patience during this time of navigating vaccine distribution.