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Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine registry launching March 1

World Day of Prayer March 5 at Our Saviour’s

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is launching a new service March 1 that will help connect people with available vaccine. The Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry will provide a central place to let people know where and when they can get vaccinated, and let them schedule an appointment. The Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry will be used by those who opt in and will not be a comprehensive resource for all vaccination options. Health care systems, pharmacies and local health departments Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Holway, W7809 Apple Ave., Medford, will host this year’s World Day of Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Social distance guidelines will be followed and everyone is required to wear a face mask during the service. Coffee and refreshments will not be served.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each may already have their own registration and scheduling software.

The vaccine registry will require people to answer several questions to determine if they are in one of the groups eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and help them schedule an appointment. If they are not eligible, or if no appointments are currently available, they will be placed on a waiting list. Appointments can only be made through this system in communities with vaccinators who are using the vaccine registry . year on the first Friday in March.

Women from the following area congregations will be taking part in the service: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Both men and women are invited to this ecumenical service. Those with mobility issues are encouraged to use the handicapped accessible entrance to the church on the east side of the building.

In addition to helping Wisconsin residents schedule appointments for the COVID- 19 vaccine, the vaccine registry can send reminders to those already vaccinated to make sure they get their second vaccine dose, as well as help them monitor for any side effects after they get the vaccine. Wisconsinites without internet access or who need help using the vaccine registry will be able to contact a call center to help guide them through the process or schedule an appointment.

“We are thrilled to make the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination Registry available to local and tribal health departments,” said DHS interim secretary Karen Timberlake. “This registry will help make the process of getting vaccines easier for Wisconsin residents and will also help partners across the state who are administering vaccines.”

For information, resources, and data related to Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination program, visit the COVID-19 vaccination webpage at https://www.dhs.

Once the vaccine registry goes live, it will be accessible from this webpage.

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