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COVID-19 Vaccine

Now available to the public 

For months, you've battled with us through the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything we've done together helped protect ourselves and loved ones. We can finally combat COVID-19 with a vaccine. Now is the time to stop the spread.


Get the vaccine

Step 1: Verify your eligibility

We are taking direction from the State of Wisconsin and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on who to provide the vaccine to first. Currently individuals in these groups qualify for the vaccine:

Health care workers

  • Anesthesia related team members
  • Behavior health providers, including psychologists, therapists, counselors
  • Certified nursing assistant, nursing assistant, nurse aide, medical assistant
  • Chiropractors
  • Clinical ethicist
  • Dental services, including dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistants
  • Direct care personnel, for example, people who provide direct care to patients, including in their homes (for example, personal care assistant, home health worker)
  • Environmental services, food & nutrition, buildings & grounds in patient care setting
  • Health care trainees
  • Hospice workers
  • Nurse, including community settings
  • Long-term care facilities staff
  • Pharmacist/pharmacist assistant
  • Phlebotomist and laboratory personnel
  • Physician assistant/nurse practitioners
  • Physicians (MD/DO – all settings)
  • Public health workers providing vaccines and testing for COVID-19
  • Radiation therapy technologists (RTTs)/radiologic technologists (RTs)
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Security personnel
  • Spiritual care provider
  • Social work, case management, Child Life staff
  • Therapy services, for example, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
  • Transportation services to and from health care settings, for example, testing sites, dialysis centers, ambulatory care

Emergency responders

  • Emergency medical responders (EMR), including emergency medical technician/paramedic including all levels of EMRs
  • Firefighters
  • Police

Residents of long-term care facilities

  • This includes individuals who live and work in nursing homes, independent living communities, residential care homes and other types of long-term care facilities.

People 65 years of age or older

  • All individuals who are 65 years of age or older qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, it may take months to vaccinate this large group.

Step 2: Complete the below survey to be added to our COVID-19 vaccine waitlist.

Take survey

If you are unable to take the survey online, call us at 877-998-0880.


We will contact you in the order your survey response was received to schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.  Please check this site regularly if you are not eligible at this time.     


Vaccine stories

Thousands of individuals have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. Read some of their stories below. 

MCHS provider getting the COVID-19 vaccine

What Caring For COVID Patients Has Done To These Nurses

Jacob Luttropp is a nurse that has been in the COVID-19 unit at our Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire. He recently got the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read his why >





Vaccine safety and effectiveness

Our nationally-recognized infectious disease providers and epidemiologists agree with other experts that the vaccine:

  • Does not cause serious side effects,
  • Has not resulted in long-term health concerns to this point and
  • Is at least 94% effective at preventing COVID-19.

Below are answers to common questions. 

Is the vaccine safe?

  • There are no reported serious safety concerns from either vaccine. All approved vaccines have gone through extensive clinical trials. The vaccine’s safety and efficacy have also been reviewed by two panels of independent experts at the FDA. While the vaccine did go through the clinical trial process quickly, it was tested on thousands of people just like every other vaccine or treatment that needs to be approved by the FDA. The shorter timeframe for vaccine development was achieved by reducing the time between each phase of the clinical trials.

Is the vaccine effective?

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective against symptomatic COVID-19. Protection is high even in older adults and people with chronic diseases. There is some evidence the vaccine also protects against severe COVID-19. Protection continues at a high level for at least 3-4 months. We do not yet know if protection will decline over time or if a booster dose will be needed.
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective against symptomatic COVID-19. Protection is high even in older adults and people with chronic diseases. There is some evidence the vaccine also protects against severe COVID-19. Protection continues at a high level for at least 3-4 months. We do not yet know if protection will decline over time or if a booster dose will be needed.

Are there any long-term health concerns of the vaccine?

  • The vaccine has been tested on tens of thousands of people in initial clinical trials. No serious safety concerns were reported in these trials. However, more monitoring is needed to better understand if there are any long term side effects beyond the timeframe of the clinical trials. Ongoing safety monitoring through existing programs will continue to address safety concerns with the vaccine in real-time. The programs include the Vaccine Safety Datalink, Clinical Safety Assessment project, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting Systems and new monitoring systems such as the V-SAFE program and the National Healthcare Safety Network.

What are the short term side effects of the vaccine?

  • Pain at the injection site is common and many people develop symptoms such as fatigue, headache, chills and muscle aches. These are mild to moderate in most people and typically resolve after 1-2 days. Lymph nodes may also become swollen and tender on the same side as the injection. These side effects occur because the immune system is responding normally to the vaccine. In general, these side effects are more severe after the second dose, and they may be less severe in older adults

How was the vaccine developed so quickly?

  • While the vaccine was developed quickly, no corners were cut for the development of the vaccine. Fortunately, previous clinical research for SARS and MERS was able to be used as the vaccine was being developed to shorten the timeline. Clinical trials were also overlapped and the production of the vaccine happened prior to the completion of the vaccine. A pharmaceutical company would have never taken a risk like this had the federal government not provided incentives to do so. Finally, the FDA was able to give the vaccines emergency use authorization based on the importance of the vaccine before it is officially approved.

Which vaccine is the best?

  • All available vaccines currently provide a similar level of protection and safety. They also function in a similar way using mRNA. We feel there is not a better vaccine for patients.

If you have additional questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to these frequently asked questions

Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Complete the below survey to be added to our COVID-19 vaccine waitlist.


      Take survey      


If you are unable to take the survey online, call us at 877-998-0880.


COVID-19 vaccine news releases

Marshfield Clinic Health System update on COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 and older

Marshfield Clinic Health System to begin vaccinating community health care workers

Marshfield Clinic Health System gives COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers


Shine365 Blog Posts

Image of researcher holding up COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know about safety monitoring and tracking

Researchers are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine to make sure it is safe and effective. Read more


More COVID-19 vaccine stories:

Vaccine development: A primer on the process and timeline


Additional Resources

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Hub

WI DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Webpage