COVID-19 vaccination plans being explored at UW-Whitewater
As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out throughout the state and region, the Emergency Operations Committee, which includes broad-based representation from across the university, has been working with county and state officials to develop a plan for the large-scale vaccination of students, faculty, staff and community members once additional vaccine doses are available. More details will be shared as this plan is finalized.
University Health and Counseling Services has been receiving some inquiries about vaccinations. Please note:
- UHCS is currently vaccinating a very small number of front-line workers and other employees who are under priority group 1a. (UHCS has been and will continue to contact those employees who are eligible.)
- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently announced priority group 1b, which includes faculty and staff in higher education settings who have direct student contact. UW-Whitewater is collaborating with health departments to determine whether it is possible to serve as a larger-scale vaccination location.
- If UW-Whitewater did serve as a larger-scale vaccination location, it is unclear when vaccine doses would be delivered and how many vaccine doses would be delivered. It is likely the doses would not accommodate all the faculty and staff who qualify. For that reason, interested colleagues should monitor their county’s health department websites for vaccination opportunities.
As we await vaccination, wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, getting tested regularly and staying home when sick are the best ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19. For more information about the university’s ongoing response to COVID-19, visit Warhawks Return.