Wood County Health Department Releases Details on COVID-19 Booster Shot

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WOOD COUNTY, WI (Submitted to OnFocus) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced their support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation that people age 18 and older receive a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months after receiving their first dose in order to further strengthen their immunity.

In addition, the following populations should receive a booster dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine at least six months after receiving their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine:

For additional information about booster doses, additional doses, and help accessing your COVID-19 vaccine record to determine when you may be recommended for a booster, visit the WI DHS Additional Doses and Booster Doses webpage.

There are multiple upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics. View the Wood County Health Department website for further details. Additional vaccine doses are available for people with compromised immune systems.

Booster doses are available for people who have received their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine at least six months ago and for people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago. Click here for more information or call 715-421-8931.

At-home COVID-19 tests are not supervised by a healthcare professional or sent to a lab. These tests are entirely self-conducted, with results available in less than an hour. Not all at-home test results are automatically reported to your healthcare provider or local health department, therefore it is important that you report your test result to your healthcare provider.

Depending on the result of your at-home test and any symptoms you may be experiencing, it is possible that you will be recommended to get another COVID-19 test. This is because collecting your sample and completing the test at home can increase the chance of an incorrect result. View WI DHS At-Home COVID-19 Tests for further details.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month of November. Testing will not be available on Thursday the 25th. The testing location has changed. Starting Tuesday November 9th testing will be at St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 320 Oak St. Wisconsin Rapids 54494. No appointment is needed; PCR tests will be done. Please allow 2-5 days for results.

Ongoing updates will be posted to our department website and Facebook. Please share these posts on your social media platforms.

Wood County COVID-19 Dashboard

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