UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

COVID-19 Vaccine | Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, you are not alone. We've compiled answers to common questions and other resources here. Please check back to this page often, as availability of the vaccine changes quickly. 

UWRF is not mandating that any student, faculty or staff member receive the vaccine before fall semester. We do, however, encourage you to get vaccinated if you are eligible.

Falcons Forward

On-campus vaccine clinics are Thursday, Sept. 23, and Monday, Sept. 27, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Falcon's Nest, University Center. Walk-ins welcome but appointments are encouraged. Sign up for an appointment here. 

The following are resources for additional vaccine clinic locations:

For those in Pierce County/River Falls Area: https://covid-piercecounty-wi.hub.arcgis.com/

For those in the State of Wisconsin, but not near UWRF: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

For those in the State of Minnesota: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/index.html

You can also work with your personal medical provider or insurance company to find the best option for you.

 

All Wisconsin residents ages 16 and older (as of April 5) and all Minnesota residents ages 16 and older (as of March 30) are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines within their respective states.

As of May 12, 2021, The CDC has endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents. CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the CDC website.