Northlanders looking to get the Pfizer third dose (booster shot) have another option.  Public health officials who are running the community vaccine clinic at the Yellowjacket Union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior have announced that they have added that option to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in operation there.

The COVID-19 community vaccine clinic at the Yellowjacket Union is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Members of the general public are invited to take part if they want to.   Walk-ins are readily accepted.  Just be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you so that administrators can validate the dates of your first and second doses and add the information for the third. The third shot booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be given at least six months after the second dose of the vaccine.

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Here are the criteria of people who meet the guidelines for being recommended to get the third dose from information shared by the Wisconsin Public Health Department:

  • People age 65 and older
  • Residents in long-term health care settings
  • People age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.  (Examples of this would include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart conditions, dementia, a weakened immune system, liver disease, Down syndrome, stroke, or cerebrovascular disease, and those with transplants.  Additionally, people who are pregnant, current or former smokers, and those who are overweight or considered obese.

These are the people who "may" receive a booster dose of Pfizer:

  • People age 18-49 with certain underlying medical conditions
  • People age 18-49 who have an increased risk of contacting COVID-19 due to the job.  Examples of this would include first responders, teachers, school staff and administrators, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, law enforcement

For answers to additional questions regarding COVID-19, vaccines, the Pfizer booster shot, and more - click here.

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When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, you're handed a card that details the date, manufacturer variety, and location of your dose. If you're getting one of the two-dose vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna), you'll need that card to coordinate your second and final dose. But even with the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and even after getting the second shot, you'll need to keep that card in a safe place.

While nationwide vaccine mandates aren't a thing at the present time, there are a variety of times you might need that card even after completing the vaccine process. Many schools (primary, secondary, and higher education) are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine similar to other vaccinations. Additionally, some entertainment venues and mass transportation are requiring either proof of a negative COVID test or the vaccine card.

So what happens if you lose it? Relax. There are ways of obtaining a replacement - and they differ slightly whether you've lost it before getting both doses or after.

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