Since the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) gave approval for adults age 65 and older to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Agnesian HealthCare has been planning and implementing vaccine clinics in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun.
Like other health care providers in the state, Agnesian HealthCare is working collaboratively with its public health department partners and the DHS to determine next steps.
On January 25, Agnesian HealthCare started by vaccinating patients ages 75 and older as they are at a higher risk for serious complications and hospitalization due to COVID-19. Within its first week, more than 1,750 patients were vaccinated.
Starting February 3, Agnesian HealthCare will open its vaccination clinics for patients ages 65 and older. This approach is allowing Agnesian HealthCare to begin vaccinating eligible patients as quickly, efficiently and equitably as possible.
Patients who are age 65 and older can call (920) 926-8400. The hotline is available daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to high call volumes during the week, you may find that scheduling during weekend hours is more efficient.
Agnesian HealthCare understands that many people are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Because there are hundreds of thousands eligible for vaccination in this phase, Agnesian HealthCare is asking for everyone’s patience as it works to vaccinate our eligible community members. Agnesian HealthCare has adequate supply at this time.
Individuals interested in receiving the vaccine can visit agnesian.com/covid19 and complete a vaccine interest form to be notified when vaccination appointments will be available specifically for their age group. While preregistration will not guarantee an immediate appointment, it will help Agnesian HealthCare in notifying individuals on how to schedule an appointment once they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Whether a person has received the vaccine or not, it’s important to continue wearing a face mask, social distancing, washing hands often and staying home when sick. If you have specific questions about your health, please contact your doctor for advice.
Agnesian HealthCare will continue to follow vaccination eligibility guidelines set by the Department of Health Services.
For continued Agnesian HealthCare COVID-19 updates, please visit agnesian.com/covid19.