COVID-19 vaccine update for the week of April 26
Gundersen Health System now offers walk-in appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for adult patients and non-patients at its Onalaska Clinic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
Adult Gundersen patients can also schedule their appointment through MyChart or by calling the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Adult non-patients can call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829, option 2, for a vaccine appointment.
Parents or guardians of Gundersen patients ages 16 and 17 must schedule their child's appointment in advance by calling the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for patients age 16 and 17.
The COVID-19 vaccine is the surest way for us to end the pandemic and return to normal. Help family, friends and neighbors answer questions and get the vaccine. The benefits of getting the vaccine, which was developed after decades of research by the world's best medical professionals, far outweigh the very low risk of severe complications.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine
- The CDC and FDA have lifted the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. Gundersen will continue providing Johnson & Johnson vaccine as it receives doses from state suppliers.
- The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been a safe, popular option for people who have received it from Gundersen.
- A sore arm, mild joint pain or fever are normal signs your body is building protection after you get the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Those who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should call 911 if their leg or arm begins to cramp, swell or becomes warm to the touch; if they experience a severe headache; or if they experience shortness of breath.