Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties are working closely with local hospitals and health systems to ensure that everyone who wants a vaccine can get vaccinated. This will be a long process and we are asking for everyone’s patience.

Vaccines have been a successful public health tool for many years in preventing the spread of infectious diseases like measles, polio, and tetanus. COVID-19 is a new and contagious disease that can be very serious. Along with wearing a face covering, socially distancing, and washing your hands, COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling this pandemic. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.

The U.S. vaccine safety process assures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Clinical trials are conducted with thousands of participants for each approved vaccine and are continuously monitored for safety. The COVID-19 vaccine comes in two doses. After receiving both doses, the vaccine has been shown to be 94-95% effective.

We encourage you to keep up to date with vaccinations to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine below.

How to get Vaccinated

  • Review the information about vaccine phases (below) to determine what priority group you are in.
  • If you have a healthcare provider, follow the instructions on their website to get a vaccination.
Vibrant Health will provide regular updates here: (Vibrant Health Vaccination Information)

 

If you do not have a healthcare provider or you would like to learn more about vaccine phases, visit your county website for more Information.

County Websites Phone Numbers 
Pierce County 715-307-9567 
Polk County 715-485-9258 
St. Croix County 715-246-8224 

 

Note: Employees who can work from home, perform most tasks outdoors, or have limited engagement with the public are asked to delay vaccination until vaccine supply increases.

Vaccine Phases

The Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) determines the order in which groups of people receive a vaccine. Vaccines will be available to everyone who wants one and will take place over the course of three phases. People at the highest risk of getting COVID-19 will receive a vaccine first. Vaccines are estimated to be available to residents in the following phases. This information is subject to change depending on vaccine availability and guidance from the state of Wisconsin.

Phase 1 (December 2020 – Spring 2021):

  • Phase 1A: Healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
  • Phase 1B: Essential workers and residents 65 years or older. The definition of essential workers is yet to be determined.
  • Phase 1C: Individuals with underlying health conditions.

Phase 2 (Spring – Summer 2021): Remainder of Phase 1 and critical and general populations.

Phase 3 (Summer 2021- Beyond): Remainder of Phases 1 and 2 and critical and general populations.

 

Current Phase and Eligibility 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Prioritization of vaccinations within phases may vary between healthcare providers. 

Pierce and St. Croix Counties are currently in Phase 1A and are working to transition to Phase 1B. They are currently vaccinating or are preparing to vaccinate: 

  • Healthcare Workers 
  • Long-term Care Facility residents and staff 
  • PoliceFire, and EMS 
  • People over the age of 65 (Prioritization of vaccinations within phases may vary between healthcare providers.) 

There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin. We encourage you to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.  

 

Regional Healthcare Provider and County Contact Information

Healthcare Provider Websites Locations and Phone Numbers 
Allina Health  

 

River Falls Area Hospital (weekdays appt only) – 715-307-6000 

River Falls Area Clinic (Sat & Sunday appt only) – 715-307-6600 

Fairview (Vibrant Health) River Falls – 715-425-6701 
HealthPartners Amery Hospital & Clinic  715-268-8000 

Hudson Hospital & Clinic – 715-531-6700 

Westfields Hospital & Clinic (New Richmond)  715-243-3400 

Hudson Physicians Baldwin – 715-531-6800 

Hudson – 715-531-6800 

Mayo Health Clinic System  Ellsworth – 715-273-5061 

Elmwood – 715-639-4151 

Glennwood City – 715-265-7321 

Osceola Medical Center Osceola – 715-294-2111 
St. Croix Regional Medical Center Balsam Lake – 715-825-3278 

Frederic – 7153274208 

St. Croix Falls – 715-483-3221 

Western Wisconsin Health Baldwin – 715-684-1111 

 

 

After Vaccination

Review the Next Steps from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Even after receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccinations, continue to follow safety precautions. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations. It will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like wearing a face covering, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following the CDC’s recommendations will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from people who do not live in your household.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your sneezes and coughs
  • Get tested if you are symptomatic.
  • Quarantine if you are a close contact.
  • Follow current recommendations on limiting gatherings, especially indoors.
  • Download the V-safe Mobile App

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information.

Learn more about the V-safe app

 

Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccines