UWS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Offers Pfizer Booster Shot
Northlanders looking to get the Pfizer third dose (booster shot) have another option. Public health officials who are running the community vaccine clinic at the Yellowjacket Union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior have announced that they have added that option to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in operation there.
The COVID-19 community vaccine clinic at the Yellowjacket Union is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Members of the general public are invited to take part if they want to. Walk-ins are readily accepted. Just be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you so that administrators can validate the dates of your first and second doses and add the information for the third. The third shot booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be given at least six months after the second dose of the vaccine.
Here are the criteria of people who meet the guidelines for being recommended to get the third dose from information shared by the Wisconsin Public Health Department:
- People age 65 and older
- Residents in long-term health care settings
- People age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions. (Examples of this would include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart conditions, dementia, a weakened immune system, liver disease, Down syndrome, stroke, or cerebrovascular disease, and those with transplants. Additionally, people who are pregnant, current or former smokers, and those who are overweight or considered obese.
These are the people who "may" receive a booster dose of Pfizer:
- People age 18-49 with certain underlying medical conditions
- People age 18-49 who have an increased risk of contacting COVID-19 due to the job. Examples of this would include first responders, teachers, school staff and administrators, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, law enforcement
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