COVID-19 Booster Shots Now Available

On September 30th, the Chancellor emailed the campus community to provide information about COVID-19 booster shots. In her message, she indicated that University Health Services (UHS) is able to provide a booster (third shot) of the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees.

The CDC and WI Department of Health Services recommends a booster shot for the following people who received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago:

  • People age 65 and over
  • Anyone age 18 and older in a long-term care facility
  • People age 50 to 64 with certain medical conditions

The CDC and DHS say the following people who received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago may seek a Pfizer booster if they determine that a booster shot will further protect their health and the health of those around them (consult a health care provider to discuss the benefits and risks):

  • Anyone age 18 to 49 with the medical conditions above
  • People age 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission in the workplace – view more information from DHS about occupations identified as at increased risk in the workplace

For additional information about this, including translated versions of the message, visit https://news.wisc.edu/covid-19-booster-shots-now-available/