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Published on May 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine update for the week of May 24

Gundersen Health System has provided more than 550 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to kids ages 12 to 15 years old across the region. In addition, several hundred more vaccine doses have been given to employees at local businesses and to eligible high school students, in coordination with school districts, La Crosse County Health Department, and business partners. More collaborative vaccination efforts are planned over the next few weeks.

ANYONE age 12 and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Gundersen.

Convenient walk-in vaccine appointments are available at the Gundersen Onalaska Clinic 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are available until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Important: Onalaska vaccine clinic hours and vaccines offered change June 1:

  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays (Pfizer, Moderna), Tuesdays (Pfizer) and Thursdays (Pfizer, Moderna)
  • June 2 and June 9 (Pfizer, J&J): 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays

Walk-in appointments are also available at select Gundersen regional locations. Check the list of Gundersen locations offering COVID-19 vaccine and call for availability.

Gundersen is offering Johnson & Johnson vaccine to people age 18 and older Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 9. Check MyChart or call a Gundersen vaccine location for availability.

Adult Gundersen patients can walk-in, schedule their appointment through MyChart, or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Adult non-patients can walk-in or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829, option 2, for a vaccine appointment.

Patients under age 18 need parent or guardian consent in person or by calling the Gundersen scheduling line at (608) 775-6829.

COVID-19 vaccine is the surest way for us to safely return to normal. This includes removing masks in many situations for those who are fully vaccinated. There are many benefits of getting the vaccine, which was developed after decades of research by the world's best medical professionals. The benefits far outweigh the health risks of getting COVID-19 and the very low risk of severe complications from the vaccine. Getting the vaccine protects you, your family, neighbors and anyone else around you from COVID-19 and the disease variants in our area.

what to expect

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