Crawford Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out to the Community Update

Crawford County Health Department is maintaining a waitlist for everyone who is currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin. The eligible groups include:

  • Health care workers (paid & unpaid);

  • Long-term care staff and residents;

  • Police-fire-correctional institute personnel;

  • Individuals age 65 and older;

  • Education and childcare staff;

  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid Long-Term Care programs (IRIS, Family Care, Katie Beckett);

  • 911 Operators;

  • Utility & communications workers;

  • Public Transit;

  • Food supply chain workers;

  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel;

  • Congregate living facility staff and residents.

The following were added to the current eligible group this past week:

  • Spiritual care providers;

  • Restaurant workers.


Breakdown of who qualifies in each of these categories can be found on the Department of Health Services website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm


On March 29th, individuals age 16 and older who have medical conditions known to be associated with a greater risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 will be eligible for the vaccine. Crawford County Health Department plan to make our link available to this group beginning March 22nd. Those eligible include:


  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

  • Cancer

  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Liver disease


  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia

  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30-39 kg/m2)

  • Overweight (BMI of 25-29 kg/m2)

  • Pregnancy (Please follow-up with your OB-GYN prior to receiving vaccine)

  • Down syndrome

  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies

  • Hypertension or high blood pressure

  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines

  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissue)

  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or more)

  • Sickle cell disease

  • Thalassemia

  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus


This week, Crawford County Public Health has 205 doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson vaccine). We have scheduled individuals into a clinic at the Armory in Prairie du Chien from our current waiting list. “We are now moving through our waitlist for the vaccine more quickly, and I encourage everyone who is eligible to register for the vaccine”, says Cindy Riniker, Health Officer.


To complete registration for the vaccine and be added to our waitlist, please register on-line at https://www.crawfordcountywi.org/health.html or call our office at 608-326-0229 and we help with the registration process.



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