The latest on our COVID-19 vaccination efforts
- Vaccination appointments at Gundersen are open to anyone age 16 or older.
- Adult Gundersen patients can schedule their appointment through MyChart or by calling the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829.
- Non-patients can call the scheduling line for an appointment. Press option 2.
- Parents or guardians of patients ages 16 and 17 must schedule their child's appointment for the Pfizer vaccine only by calling (608) 775-6829.
- Appointments are available at Gundersen's Critical Access Hospitals and regional locations by scheduling through MyChart or calling locations.
- Gundersen has paused administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine based on a recommendation by the FDA and CDC.
- Take any opportunity you have to receive the vaccination.
- Be prepared: Watch this video before your appointment.
*As of April 16, 2021
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Side effects. You may have pain or swelling at the injection site. You may also feel tired and have a fever, chills, and headache. You'll feel better within a few days. Remember, mild side effects are normal as your body builds protection against COVID-19.
Immunity. You'll reach a maximum protection level of 95% within two weeks after your second dose.
Masking and distancing. The vaccine reduces your chances of becoming sick from COVID-19, but we still don't know if the vaccine prevents us from spreading the virus. Until we know for sure, you should continue to mask and socially distance after you're vaccinated.