COVID-19: Where you can get vaccinated

Important information

As of April 13, 2021, Wisconsin providers have paused giving the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. We have paused giving it because a very small number of people who got it had a very rare side effect – a blood clot.

I received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, what do I need to do?

  • Understand that these severe events are incredibly rare.
  • Monitor for the following symptoms up to three weeks after you vaccination: severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath. Symptoms associated with these severe events have occurred six to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
  • If you develop any of these symptoms, contact your health care provider.
  • Use the v-safe program to report your symptoms.

Use the resources on this page to find out where you can get vaccinated. Please be patient, as vaccinators will prioritize the state’s most vulnerable populations or previously eligible groups before others.

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Call 844-684-1064 (toll-free).

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The COVID-19 vaccine is free and any offers to get the vaccine will come from known sources, such as your local or tribal health department, health care provider, pharmacy, or a community-based clinic. You should not accept offers for vaccine or share personal information with an unknown source as these may be fraud. Learn more about how you can protect yourself or loved one from potential vaccine fraud.

 Where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

Every community is different. But there are a number of places you may go to get your COVID-19 vaccine such as:

  • Your employer
  • Your local health department
  • Pharmacies
  • Community-based vaccination clinics
  • On-site vaccination clinics
  • Your doctor or health care provider

Some groups are more likely to be vaccinated through specific partnerships and programs. For example, residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities have been getting vaccine through the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program.



Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is a federal and state effort to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations at participating pharmacies. This program will play a critical role in accelerating local vaccination efforts in underserved communities. Please be patient. Due to limited supply, it will take time to reach all eligible individuals through this program and others.

Each pharmacy participant will ask questions to determine which eligibility group you fall under. This will help them decide when you will be able to schedule an appointment.

Pharmacy Participants

This list will be updated as new pharmacy partners join the program.

  • Costco: Visit the Costco vaccine webpage
  • CVS: Visit the CVS immunizations website
  • Hy-Vee: Visit the Hy-Vee website
  • Kroger: This includes the following Roundy’s pharmacies in Wisconsin: Metro Market and Pick-n-Save. To sign up, check Kroger’s website or call 866-211-5320 to schedule an appointment as they are available.
  • Managed Health Care Associates: A network of long-term care pharmacies focusing on vaccinating individuals in long-term care.
  • Meijer: Visit the Meijer website or call your local Meijer pharmacy.
  • Walgreens: Visit the Walgreens website to create an account or call 1-800-Walgreens. You do not need to enter a code to make an appointment in Wisconsin.
  • Walmart: Visit the Walmart website to schedule an appointment or call your local Walmart pharmacy.

Independent Pharmacy Networks

Call the local independent pharmacy listed below or use the COVID-19 vaccine provider map or Vaccine Finder map to find a location.

  • Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN): Visit the Hometown Pharmacy website or call your local Hometown Pharmacy. Other independent pharmacies are part of the CPESN network. Use the CPESN vaccine finder.
  • Good Neighbor/AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation: Has 11 pharmacies in Wisconsin.
  • Health Mart: Has 9 locations in Wisconsin.
  • Medicine Shoppe/Cardinal Health: Has 29 pharmacies in Wisconsin.
  • Topco: Has 8 pharmacies in Wisconsin.

Community-based vaccination clinics

DHS community-based vaccination clinics provide vaccinations to individuals who live, work, or study in Wisconsin. AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) operate these community-based vaccination clinics through collaborations with local health departments, the University of Wisconsin (UW), the technical college system, other local partners, and DHS. Community-based vaccination clinics work in tandem with current vaccinators by providing additional vaccine based on current supply.

To schedule an appointment at one of these clinics, register, and schedule through the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry or call toll-free at 1-844-684-1064. After registration, individuals will be able to schedule their appointment. Each site is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

DHS community-based vaccination clinics are located in the following counties:

  • Barron County – Opening April 20
  • Douglas County: UW-Superior Wessman Arena, Superior, WI 
  • La Crosse County: UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
  • Marathon County: Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI
  • Racine County: Regency Mall, Racine, WI
  • Rock County: Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI

Mass vaccination clinics

Mass vaccination clinics are federally supported and provide vaccinations to individuals currently eligible for vaccine. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 provides support for these clinics through collaborations with local health departments and other local partners, the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the State of Wisconsin. Wisconsin provides vaccine for the mass vaccination clinics through its state allocation.

Mass vaccination clinics are located in the following areas:

  • Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI - Register online or call 1-844-684-1064
  • Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI - Register online or call 1-414-286-6800
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Zorn Arena, Eau Claire, WI - Opening April 8
Last Revised: April 16, 2021