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COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Information

Updated as of January 3, 2023

We understand how serious COVID-19 is and are eager to get our patients vaccinated and treated as soon as possible. Our current workflow could change rapidly based on state and federal decisions and available supply. Even scheduled appointments may need to be adjusted without much notice. We ask for your continued patience and appreciate your understanding as we all navigate this situation together.

COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment:

Oral and intravenous (IV) antiviral therapies are available to patients at risk for severe disease. These medications are not available over the counter and must be prescribed. If you are unsure of your eligibility or considered at risk for severe disease, please talk to your physician to see which COVID-19 treatment or medication may be right for you.

CLICK HERE to learn more. 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is offering FREE telehealth treatment appointments for COVID-19 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT for eligible patients!

You’re eligible if you…

  • Test positive for COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms which started no more than five days ago.

  • Are currently in Wisconsin.

  • Are ages 18 and over.

  • Are at risk for developing severe COVID-19 (see link below for qualifying risk factors).

The antiviral medications are also provided free of charge either at a pharmacy, or when overnight mailed to you.

PREGNANT PATIENTS: Please follow up with your OB/GYN provider before scheduling a telehealth treatment appointment.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

COVID-19 Vaccines:

Associated Physicians can only provide COVID-19 vaccinations to those who have completed their new patient appointment and have had an appointment within the past three years, and who meet certain eligibility criteria depending on the dose they are seeking. Please note, as Associated Physicians only carries the Pfizer vaccine (*exception: see ages 6 months to 5 years below), our criteria are based on Pfizer-specific approved recommendations as well as public health guidelines. The below information is for most people. If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, you may need a slightly different spacing of vaccines and should speak to your care team for guidance. 

 

CLICK HERE for information on mixing COVID-19 vaccines.

 

INITIAL VACCINE DOSES

Patients who have still not received their initial vaccine doses may call the clinic to inquire about scheduling. Please note, the Department of Health remains focused on a community model for vaccine distribution, so our quantity may be limited; however, we are encouraging our patients to take the first opportunity that presents itself to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please continue checking our COVID-19 webpage for updates as this may be subject to change, and utilize the Vaccine Finder tool for options near you. 

Vaccine
Age Group
Series
Time Between Doses
Pfizer (Dose 1 & 2 monovalent. Dose 3 bivalent)
6 months to 4 years
3 Doses
Dose 1 to 2: at least 3 weeks | Dose 2 to 3: at least 8 weeks
Moderna (monovalent)
6 months to 5 years
2 Doses
Dose 1 to 2: at least 4 weeks
Pfizer (monovalent)
5+ years
2 Doses
Dose 1 to 2: at least 3 weeks

For ages 6 months-4/5 years, we have a supply of both the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine. As we are expecting high call volumes, we are asking that you select which vaccine you would like your child to receive prior to scheduling. Please note, children under 5 years of age cannot mix and match updated (bivalent) vaccines.

To learn more and to access COVID-19 resources for children, CLICK HERE. For more information on the DHS announcement regarding approval for this age group, CLICK HERE.

As expected, this vaccine is in high demand, and we are working through scheduling requests as quickly as possible. Please allow 1-2 days for a call back to schedule your child. While it is our goal to accommodate all patients in a timely manner, we are strongly encouraging you to take the first opportunity available to have your child vaccinated. To check your area for other locations currently scheduling this age range, utilize the Vaccine Finder tool.

BOOSTER DOSES

 

We are scheduling COVID-19 boosters by appointment only. Patients meeting the criteria below can schedule their booster dose by calling the clinic. If you received a booster previously, you are eligible to receive a bivalent booster.

Bivalent Booster Updates:

  • The Pfizer original monovalent COVID-19 vaccine is no longer authorized for individuals 5 years of age and older as a booster dose.

  • The Moderna original monovalent COVID-19 vaccine is no longer authorized for individuals 6 years of age and older as a booster dose.

Vaccine
Age Group
Time Between Last COVID Vaccine and Booster
Moderna (bivalent)
6 months to 5 years
Last dose to current booster: at least 2 months
Pfizer (bivalent)
5+ years
Last dose to current booster: at least 2 months

If you or your child have already received a COVID-19 vaccine dose or are scheduled to do so soon, there is no need to call or send us a MyUnityPoint message to let us know. COVID-19 vaccinations given in the state of Wisconsin will be added to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry no matter where they are given.  ⁣

We appreciate your continued patience. We understand this has been a long and confusing process for everyone. We will continue to advocate for our patients to get vaccinated in a safe and timely way through any available resource.

FOR UPDATES:

All updates will be given through our Facebook and Instagram, and posted on this page. Additionally, if you are a site member or subscriber, you will receive an email update. Please see below for the most up-to-date information on local and national vaccine status.

Find A Vaccine Near You

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Click the "Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You" link in the CDC tool box to the right (below on mobile) to use the CDC's Vaccine Finder tool to find a vaccine in your area.

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