Gundersen offers second COVID-19 vaccine booster to certain groups
Beginning Thursday, April 14, Gundersen Health System will offer second boosters of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for patients and non-patients age 50 and older and for those who are immunocompromised.
Adult Gundersen patients and kids' parents and guardians can schedule appointments through MyChart or by calling the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Adult non-patients can call the scheduling line. Press option 2.
COVID vaccine is available to patients during scheduled appointments at most Gundersen primary care locations. Vaccine is also available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Gundersen Onalaska Clinic (Level 4). (Walk-ins are welcomed.)
In addition, vaccine appointments are available at La Crosse ExpressCare by calling (608) 775-VAXX (8299). La Crosse ExpressCare hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Visit gundersenhealth.org/vaccine to learn more about Gundersen’s COVID vaccine offerings.
Important notes for patients
A second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine may be given to people age 50 years and older at least 4 months after receiving a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID vaccine.
A second booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine may be given to people age 12 and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receiving a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID vaccine. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
A second booster dose of the Moderna vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.