COVID19 Vaccine Update

Update March 1, 2021:

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU CAN ONLY RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE IF YOU MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS DEFINED BY THE STATE OF WISCONSIN  (For specific details, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm)

COVID-19 Groups Currently Eligible

Frontline healthcare workers: Please work with your employer to determine a vaccination plan. If you are unaffiliated with a health care system, please visit your local health department’s website.

Police and fire personnel, correctional staff: Please work with your crew chief, employer or local health department to determine a vaccination plan. 

Adults Age 65 or older: At this time, individuals age 65 and older may sign up for the Sauk Prairie Healthcare COVID-19 vaccination waiting list. Click here for our 65+ waitlist sign up https://www.saukprairiehealthcare.net/covid-19-vaccine-waiting-list 

Educators and child care: County Public Health Departments are coordinating vaccines for educators and child care. If you are an employee of a school or child care provider, please work with your employer to determine your vaccination plan. If you are a school administrator or the owner/manager of a child care, please contact your County Public Health Department for next steps to get your staff vaccinated. 

Others eligible in Phase 1B: The groups listed below became eligible on March 1. However, DHS has prioritized Educators and Child Care as the first 1B groups to be vaccinated. DHS has advised that there may not be vaccine available for these groups until mid-April. Sauk Prairie Healthcare will provide sign up information as vaccine becomes available to us.

  • Individuals Enrolled in Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs
  • Some Public Facing Essential Workers, including 911 operators, utility and communications infrastructure, public transit, and food supply chain
  • Non-frontline Essential Healthcare Personnel
  • Congregate Living Facility Staff and Residents

Individuals Age 65 and Older 

If you are age 65 or older, you can add your name to Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s COVID-19 vaccination waiting list if either of the following applies to you: 

Live in one of the following communities (Arena, Black Earth, Lodi, Lone Rock, Mazomanie, Merrimac, Plain, Prairie du Sac, Sauk City, Spring Green, Arlington, North Freedom, Dane)  

OR 

Are a patient of Sauk Prairie Healthcare or Prairie Clinic

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COVID Wait List

COVID-19 Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions

WAITING LIST QUESTIONS
How do I get on your waiting list?

If you are age 65 or older, you can add your name to our waiting list. Because of the high number of requests, we ask that you sign up using our website if you are able at www.SaukPrairieHealthcare.org/COVID19-vaccine. If you do not have internet access, you can call 608-644-3049 to leave a message including your name, zip code, date of birth and phone number, and we will add your name to the list.

Can I be prioritized on your waiting list because of my medical conditions or age?

No. Everyone age 65 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Sauk Prairie Healthcare is working through our age 65+ wait list and vaccinating people on that list on a first come, first serve basis. We expect it to take several weeks to get through everyone age 65 or older on our wait list. You will be contacted by Sauk Prairie Healthcare when you get to the top of that waitlist and we have vaccine available. We ask for your patience as there is limited supply of vaccine and a lot of people who are eligible to receive it. We encourage you to also check your county’s public health website for a list of other vaccination locations that may be able to get you vaccinated sooner.

When will I get my vaccine? When will I be called? Where am I on the list? How many are on your wait list?
We’re sorry, but with such a large number of people on our waitlist and no guarantee as to how much vaccine we will receive in any given week, it’s very difficult for us to give any clear expectation as to how soon you will be called. Please be assured that you will be contacted when we get to you on our waitlist and we have vaccine available. Also, due to the vaccine distribution process, we are only able to contact people about 24-48 hours prior to appointment times.

We do encourage you to check your county’s public health website for a list of other vaccination locations that may be able to get you vaccinated sooner. Then if they do get you in before we call you, we’d appreciate you letting us know so we can keep our waitlist as clean as possible. Here are links to county health department websites:
• Sauk County: https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/publichealth/covid-19-vaccination-sites
• Columbia County: https://www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCounty/hhs/HealthHumanService/PublicHealth/Coronavirus/COVID-19VaccineResources/tabid/9264/Default.aspx
• Dane County: https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine#olderadult

Because of my health condition, I need to time my vaccination based on when I receive my other treatment. Can I get an appointment on that specific date that works with my other treatment?
We are working through our age 65+ wait list and vaccinating people on that list on a first come, first serve basis. When you get to the top of that waitlist and we have vaccine available, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. At that time, you can talk with the scheduler to see if there’s a date that will work with your specific need. In the meantime, while you’re waiting to be called, we encourage you to also check your county’s public health website for a list of other vaccination locations that may be able to get you vaccinated sooner.
Why was my friend able to get in at another location and I am not able to get in with Sauk Prairie Healthcare?
We cannot speak for the process other vaccinators are using or the quantity of vaccine they are receiving. There is very limited supply of vaccine and a lot of people who are eligible to receive it. We are working through our waiting list on a first come, first serve basis.
Is there a direct line we can call to get scheduled or talk to someone who works at the clinic?

No. However, we can add you to our waiting list. Because of the high number of requests, we ask that you sign up using our website if you are able at www.SaukPrairieHealthcare.org/COVID19-vaccine. If you do not have internet access, you can call 608-644-3049 to leave a message including your name, zip code, date of birth and phone number, and we will add your name to the list.

How do I remove myself from your waiting list?

To be removed from the waiting list, call 608-644-3049 or email community.relations@saukprairiehealthcare.org.

Where else can I get a COVID-19 vaccination?

Various public health departments, healthcare providers, and pharmacies are providing vaccinations. Your county’s public health website will have a list of other vaccination locations.

• Sauk County: https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/publichealth/covid-19-vaccination-sites
• Columbia County: https://www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCounty/hhs/HealthHumanService/PublicHealth/Coronavirus/COVID-19VaccineResources/tabid/9264/Default.aspx
• Dane County: https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine#olderadult

When will I get scheduled for my COVID-19 vaccination?
When your name comes to the top of the waiting list, and Sauk Prairie Healthcare has vaccine available, we will call you to schedule your vaccination. At this time, COVID-19 vaccine supply is unpredictable and limited. Please be patient.
VACCINE CLINIC QUESTIONS
How many clinics a week are you going to have and what are the hours?

The number of clinics scheduled depends on how much vaccine we receive. We do not know more than a week ahead of time if we will receive vaccine.

Where are the vaccine clinics?

Wellspring. Those who are scheduled use the entrance at 80 First Street, Prairie du Sac.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at my Sauk Prairie Healthcare primary care clinic (Lodi Clinic, River Valley Clinic, Plain Clinic, Wisconsin Heights Clinic)?
Not at this time. In order to get as many vaccinations administered efficiently and without wasting vaccine doses, we are currently holding our vaccination clinics at one central location during focused blocks of time. Our vaccination clinic is at our Wellspring location, 80 First Street, Prairie du Sac.
Which COVID-19 vaccine do you have?
We have the Moderna vaccine. It requires two doses, each 28 days apart. 
Will I be billed for the COVID-19 vaccination?
You will not be charged an out-of-pocket cost. Sauk Prairie Healthcare will charge a vaccine administration fee to your health insurance plan, Medicare, Medicaid, or employer (if arrangements have been made for your employer to cover the cost). You will be asked to provide health insurance information when you are called to schedule your appointment. You will not receive a bill, even if you do not have insurance.
I received a call and got scheduled for the COVID-19 vaccination; what do I need to know?
It’s very important that our COVID-19 vaccine clinics run efficiently, getting individuals through the process quickly and safely, while not wasting a single dose of vaccine. To learn what to expect at your scheduled appointment, click this link: https://www.SaukPrairieHealthcare.org/Vaccination.