COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Burnett County and the State of Wisconsin are moving together through the Vaccine Phases that have been set forth by the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) to have as smooth of a vaccine roll-out as possible. These groups are being prioritized due to an increased risk of exposure or vulnerability to COVID-19.
The state of Wisconsin currently receives about 70,000 doses of vaccine each week and those doses need to be spread across the entire state. There will be lag time in getting everyone who is eligible and wants the vaccine to actually receive it. Thanks for your patience.
“We’re going to keep getting shots in arms as quickly as possible and as soon we have vaccines available,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “In the meantime, we have to continue working together to prevent the spread of this virus by wearing face coverings and limiting gatherings with others while we vaccinate folks across our state.”
|Currently Eligible Populations||Future Eligible Populations (3/1/2021)|
*Frontline Health Care Personnel
*Residents & staff in Skilled nursing and Long-term care facilities
*Law Enforcement & Fire
*Residents aged 65+
*Education and Child Care
*Individuals enrolled in Medicaid Long-term care programs
* Some public-facing essential workers
*Non-frontline health care essential personnel
*Facility staff & residents in congregate living settings
For more details, please visit DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Eligibility.
Where You Can Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine
Upcoming Polk/Burnett Drive-Thru Clinic Schedule
First Dose clinics are held on Wednesdays.
*March 3 - Registration Open
If you would like to be on STAND-BY if there are extra doses remaining at the end of the day on March 3rd feel free to sign-up. This does not guarantee that you will be receiving a first dose!
*March 10 - Registration Open
*March 17 - Registration not available yet
*March 24 - Registration not available yet
*March 31 - Registration not available yet
Second Dose clinics are automatically scheduled for Thursdays, 4 weeks after the first dose.
Please verify your currently eligibility by visiting the DHS website.
Currently Polk and Burnett County Public Health vaccination clinics will be continuing to focus on 65+, healthcare workers, EMS and Law Enforcement personnel.
Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic FAQs:
Q: What if I had completed a form and I am eligible to receive a vaccine (healthcare worker, 65+, first responder)?
A: Your name and request will be shared with the medical center you had identified as your primary medical provider (Osceola Medical Center, Amery Hospital Clinic, or St. Croix Regional Medical Center). Expect to receive scheduling next step information from them.
Q: What if I had completed a form but did not list a medical provider or listed one that is not Osceola Medical Center, Amery Hospital and Clinic or St. Croix Regional Medical Center?
A: Your name will remain on the waitlist for a Polk/Burnett County Drive-Thru vaccination clinic. You will be contacted with next steps for scheduling by email or phone (if no email was provided).
Q: I had completed a form but I am not currently in the eligible group to receive a vaccine (essential worker, <65 years old, immunocompromised)?
A: You should continue to watch for updated information on vaccine eligibility and options for scheduling vaccine on the Polk County Health Department website as well as right here on the Burnett County COVID Vaccine page or the Burnett County Public Health Facebook page.
Q: What if I am an employer and I have questions about my staff’s eligibility for vaccine?
A: Please email COVIDVaccination@co.polk.wi.us with questions.
Yellow River Pharmacy
Currently vaccinating Phase 1A, Fire & Law Enforcement as well as residents who are 65 years and older. To schedule an appointment, call 715-866-8644. ***Note: Yellow River Pharmacy is now booked through March, but you can call and be placed on a wait list.***
Wood River Pharmacy
Currently vaccinating Phase 1A, Fire & Law Enforcement as well as residents who are 65 years and older. To schedule an appointment, call 715-463-2525.
Amery Hospital and Clinic
HealthPartners will notify Amery Hospital & Clinic patients via email when they are eligible to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. AHC is inviting people to schedule appointments as they are able, based on both state guidelines and current vaccine supply. To make sure we can notify you when you're eligible for a vaccine, it's important that you sign into your online account (myChart) and confirm your contact information is up-to-date. Sign in to your account at healthpartners.com/my/account. *ACC will contact patients without an online account by mail or phone.
Burnett Medical Center
BMC asks that you complete this COVID-19 Vaccination Form OR call the COVID-19 phone number at 715-463-7245 where you will leave a voicemail with your name, date of birth, and primary phone number. If you completed the form OR left us a voicemail, know that you have been added to our wait list and you will call you back when we have vaccines available and/or you are eligible. BMC will be scheduling patients first come, first serve, based on the amount of vaccine we receive and patient’s eligibility. If you cannot be scheduled at this time, you will remain on the BMC list and be called when the vaccine is available.
Essentia Health Clinics - Spooner Essentia Health Patients will be receiving notifications through their My Chart/My Health accounts for when they are able to schedule and appointment for the COVID-19 Vaccine. If Essentia patients do not have My Chart/ My Health , they are encouraged to sign-up for that service through their provider.
Marshfield Clinic Health System
MCHS is encouraging everyone to go on to website and take the COVID-19 vaccine survey. Fill out their information and then an appointment coordinator will call to schedule the appointment. Enroll yourself for the COVID-19 vaccine or call 877-998-0880.
Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health Systems is directing those who are looking at scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with Mayo Clinic Health System to the COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Phases website.
Osceola Medical Center
OMC is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only. Please go to MyOMC.org for information on vaccination clinics.
St. Croix Regional Medical Center
St. Croix Regional Medical Center knows that many patients are very excited about receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. SCRMC patients can now fill out our COVID-19 vaccine form. SCRMC will send communication about how to schedule your vaccination and next steps as your group becomes available. If you do not have internet access, please call 715-202-5547 for assistance. At this time, SCRMC is contacting a very small amount of those individuals that are age 75+ and anticipate moving to the age 65+ group in the coming months.
***This page is updated as the information is made known to Public Health.***
|Polk and Burnett County Health Departments are recruiting volunteers to assist with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to our community members. If you are medically certified to provide routine vaccinations (RN, MD, EMT, Paramedic, etc.) with a current license in good-standing OR if you would like to assist in general non-medical duties, please register to volunteer below.|
|Medical volunteers are required to register with WI Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR) WEAVR (weavrwi.org)|
|Medical and non-medical volunteers, please complete this volunteer registration: Volunteer form: Medical and non-medical volunteer registration|
|Thank you for your volunteer interest. You will be contacted by Polk County Health Department with next steps.|