COVID-19 Vaccine

The West Allis Health Department is working to ensure a unified and coordinated effort to administer COVID-19 vaccine to all people in West Allis and West Milwaukee. If you have general COVID vaccine questions not answered here please email: covidvaccine@westalliswi.gov

Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment AT THE WEST ALLIS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The West Allis Health Department is offering the Pfizer Vaccine for anyone needing a first dose, second dose, or booster vaccine. 

To schedule an appointment click here.  You can also call 414-302-8600 to book an appointment. Appointments are required. 

  • 12+ years old: Appointments available Thursday

Can't find an appointment? Want the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine? Visit www.vaccines.gov to find other vaccine providers near you!

If you need to make an appointment and need assistance in Spanish, please call 414-302-8620 or email Lilia.  Si desea programar una cita y necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 414-302-8620 o envié un correo electrónico. 

COVID-19 FAQ

WHO CAN I GET A COVID-19 VACCINE?

Everyone in Wisconsin ages 5 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.

Who can get a booster Shot

Everyone 12 years and older is recommended to get a booster dose for the best protection against COVID-19 and circulating variants. Booster doses are strongly recommended for people who are at the greatest risk for severe disease, such as people who live in long-term care settings.

You should get your COVID-19 booster dose:

  • At least 2 months after a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
  • At least 5 months* after your second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine series.
    • *Individuals 12 years or older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should get a booster dose:
  • Three months after third (additional) dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - for a total of four doses.
  • Two months after second (additional) dose if the first dose was a Johnson & Johnson vaccine - for a total of three doses.

Some individuals have the option to receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna four months after their first booster dose. This includes people who are:

  • 50 years or older
  • 18 years or older and received both a first dose and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson
  • 12 years or older and moderately to severely immunocompromised (for example, due to cancer treatment, HIV infection, organ transplant, or a medical condition like DiGeorge syndrome).

The latest research suggests that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine against severe outcomes is reduced over time in adults ages 50 and older, as well as immunocompromised individuals. A new CDC report shows that adults who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both their first dose and booster dose had lower levels of protection against COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care visits during Omicron compared to those who received an mRNA booster dose. So, this second booster dose could help increase protection for these higher-risk individuals.

CDC recommends people receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (like Pfizer or Moderna) over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine in most situations(link is external). Currently, people 12-17 years old can only get a Pfizer booster dose. Children ages 11 years and younger are currently not authorized to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

Learn more about COVID-19 booster and additional doses here.

WHICH VACCINE SHOULD YOU GET?

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT.  WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For more information about the COVID-19 booster shot visit the CDC webpage: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

WHere can i get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Wisconsin has over 2,000 COVID-19 registered vaccinators across the state. Use Vaccine Finder to find a provider near you! Much like your flu vaccine, there are options for where you get your COVID-19 vaccine. People can be vaccinated at many places including: health care providers, pharmacies, local health departments, places of employment, and community-based vaccination sites. Local health departments are coordinating many of the local options.

  • Call 414-302-8600 to book an appointment at the West Allis Health Department
  • Vaccine Finder

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Check out the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know webpage for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine.

v-safe

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

Register and learn more about v-safe here.

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

Your participation in CDC’s vsafe makes a difference — it helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe.

Vsafe