UNIVERSITY of WISCONSIN–MADISON: More opportunities for vaccines for employees at UW–Madison

University Health Services is now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all employees at UW–Madison. This includes in-person and remote employees and student employees.

To search for and schedule appointments at UHS, visit go.wisc.edu/myuhscovidvax. While COVID-19 vaccine supplies remain limited, so too do appointments at UHS. This week, UHS will receive just 800 first doses of Moderna.

However, all eligible members of the UW community who are interested in vaccination should register with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to find appointments in the community. The registry can be found at https://vaccinate.wi.gov/en-US/. DHS will email registrants with appointment options.

Employees qualify for vaccination under the state’s definition of faculty and staff with direct student contact or under previous eligibility criteria. Because vaccinators across the state have variable levels of vaccine supply each week, eligible UW–Madison employees and students are encouraged to seek vaccine both on and off campus. For more information about vaccination off campus visit https://news.wisc.edu/employee-and-student-update-vaccination-faq-testing-site-changes-travel-updates/

UHS also anticipates increased vaccine supplies in the coming weeks, so eligible employees and students at UW–Madison should continue to check the MyUHS portal. DHS anticipates expanding eligibility to all Wisconsin residents around May 1.

This week, UHS is also offering special clinic hours to accommodate second and third shift employees in the following departments: Facilities Planning and Management, Athletics, Wisconsin Unions, Conference Centers and Mail Services, Housing, Mouse Breeding Core and Research Services, University Health Services.

The clinics will take place on Thursday, April 1 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m, and on Friday, April 2 between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Cultural Linguistic Services will provide interpretation support on site in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Nepali and Chinese.

Only those employees in the listed departments will be able to access vaccines at these clinics and they do not need to make an appointment. Human resources and supervisors are aware and may assign employees a time to visit the clinic if they elect to get vaccinated. Vaccination is not required. Employees should talk to their supervisors and local human resources for flexibility to be in paid status during their clinic time.

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