St. Croix County is currently in Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccination process and we are working to transition to Phase 1B. Learn more about vaccine phases below.
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Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties are working closely with local hospitals and health systems to ensure that everyone who wants a vaccine can get vaccinated. This will be a long process and we are asking for everyone’s patience.
Vaccines have been a successful public health tool for many years in preventing the spread of infectious diseases like measles, polio, and tetanus. COVID-19 is a new and contagious disease that can be very serious. Along with wearing a face covering, socially distancing, and washing your hands, COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling this pandemic. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.
The U.S. vaccine safety process assures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Clinical trials are conducted with thousands of participants for each approved vaccine and are continuously monitored for safety. The COVID-19 vaccine comes in two doses. After receiving both doses, the vaccine has been shown to be 94-95% effective.
We encourage you to keep up to date with vaccinations to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine below.
How to get Vaccinated
You can find information about where, when, and how you can get vaccinated on your healthcare provider’s website or your county’s website. Here are the steps to get vaccinated:
- Review the information about vaccine phases (below) to determine what priority group you are in.
- If you have a healthcare provider, follow the instructions to get a vaccination on their website.
- If you live in St. Croix County and do not have a healthcare provider:
- Fill out the form below to request a vaccine. You will be notified by our automated messaging system when a vaccine is available for you.
|Healthcare Provider Websites||Locations and Phone Numbers|
||River Falls Area Hospital (weekdays appointment only) – 715-307-6000
River Falls Area Clinic (Saturday and Sunday appointment only) – 715-307-6600
|Fairview (Vibrant Health)||River Falls – 715-425-6701|
|HealthPartners||Amery Hospital & Clinic – 715-268-8000
Hudson Hospital & Clinic – 715-531-6700
Westfields Hospital & Clinic (New Richmond) – 715-243-3400
|Hudson Physicians||Baldwin – 715-531-6800
Hudson – 715-531-6800
|Mayo Health Clinic System||Ellsworth – 715-273-5061
Elmwood – 715-639-4151
Glennwood City – 715-265-7321
Red Wing - 651-267-5000
|Osceola Medical Center||Osceola – 715-294-2111|
|St. Croix Regional Medical Center||Balsam Lake – 715-825-3278
Frederic – 715-327-4208
St. Croix Falls – 715-483-3221
|Western Wisconsin Health
||Baldwin – 715-684-1111|
Current Status: We are currently in Phase 1A. Learn more about the phases below and check back often for updates.
The Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) determines the order in which groups of people receive a vaccine. Vaccines will be available to everyone who wants one and will take place over the course of three phases. People at the highest risk of getting COVID-19 will receive a vaccine first. Vaccines are estimated to be available to residents in the following phases. This information is subject to change depending on vaccine availability and guidance from the state of Wisconsin.
- Phase 1 (December 2020-Spring 2021):
- 1A: Healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
- 1B: Essential workers and residents 65 years or older. The definition of essential workers is yet to be determined.
- 1C: Individuals with underlying health conditions.
- Phase 2 (Spring 2021-Summer 2021): Remainder of Phase 1 and critical and general populations.
- Phase 3 (Summer 2021-Beyond): Remainder of Phases 1 and 2 and critical and general populations.
Current Phase and Eligibility
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Prioritization of vaccinations within phases may vary between healthcare providers.
St. Croix County is currently in Phase 1A and are working to transition to Phase 1B. We are currently vaccinating or are preparing to vaccinate:
- Healthcare Workers
- Long-term Care Facility residents and staff
- Police, Fire, and EMS
- People over the age of 65 (Prioritization of vaccinations within phases may vary between healthcare providers.)
There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin. We encourage you to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.
Even after receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccinations, continue to follow safety precautions. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations. It will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like wearing a face covering, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following the CDC’s recommendations will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.
After receiving a vaccination:
- Wear a face covering.
- Maintain a 6-foot distance from people who do not live in your household.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your sneezes and coughs
- Get tested if you are symptomatic. Find testing information here.
- Quarantine if you are a close contact. Learn what to do if you tested positive or are a close contact here.
- Follow current recommendations on limiting gatherings, especially indoors.
Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccines
- CDC Vaccination Page - CDC
- Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines - CDC
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - CDC
- About the COVID-19 Vaccine - DHS
- Allocation Process from the Federal Government to COVID-19 Vaccination (PDF) - DHS
- COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ - Mayo Clinic Health System
- Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths - Mayo Clinic Health System
- Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets: