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COVID-19: Staying Up to Date with Your Vaccines

The U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends updated COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older. DHS is revising our content to reflect this new guidance.

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Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines helps you have the best protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.

There are many places you can go to get your free COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local and tribal health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other locations across Wisconsin. You can find a vaccination site near you by visiting

When are you up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines?

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that everyone 6 years and older receive an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they previously completed a (monovalent) primary series. People 6 years and older who have already received an updated vaccine do not need to take any action unless they are 65 years or older or immunocompromised. For young children, multiple doses continue to be recommended and will vary by age, vaccine, and which vaccines were previously received.

Visit Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters | CDC, to learn if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

How to check your vaccine records

Your COVID-19 vaccination card

You will receive a vaccination card when you get your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Your COVID-19 vaccination card has information on when and where you received your vaccine as well as other helpful information.

  • Keep your card in a safe place.
  • Take a picture of your card.
  • Protect your health information. Do not post photos of your vaccination card online.
  • Do not laminate your vaccination card.

If you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card, call the provider or organization where you were vaccinated. They may be able to give you a new vaccination card. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) cannot issue COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Electronic vaccination records

If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, an electronic copy of your vaccination record is available on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). You can access WIR through any web browser and save the electronic copy to your computer or mobile device. Parents and caregivers can also search vaccination records for their children or dependents under 18.

Follow the links below to access the WIR immunization records portal.

Unable to locate your vaccination record in WIR?

If you are unable to locate your vaccine record in WIR or do not have the information needed to search, fill out the Wisconsin Immunization Registry Record Release Authorization, F-02487 (PDF) and have your records sent to you.

Got your COVID-19 vaccine in another state?

If you received your vaccination in another state, go to that state department of health’s website to search their vaccine registry.

Last revised May 3, 2023