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 spring semester. We do, however, encourage you to get vaccinated if you are eligible.

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Will there be COVID-19 vaccine or booster clinics on campus?

Freeman Drug - Pfizer Booster on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, Falcon’s Nest (first floor of the University Center)

  • To receive your booster, it must be five months (Pfizer), six months (Moderna), since completing your initial series, or two months (J&J) since receiving your first dose.
  • Booster doses do not have to match your primary series vaccine, it's ok to mix and match vaccines. 
  • Please bring your vaccine record card with you.
  • First and second dose recipients are welcome! If you receive your first dose of Pfizer, you are responsible for scheduling your second dose at another location (or with Freeman Drug).

Sign up (by appointment only, no walk-ins) at https://freemandrug.as.me/falcon. If there are no times listed at the link, all time slots have been taken. To find other vaccine options, visit vaccines.gov.


Freeman Drug - Pfizer Booster on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m.-noon, Riverview Ballroom (second floor of the University Center)

  • To receive your booster, it must be five months (Pfizer), six months (Moderna), since completing your initial series, or two months (J&J) since receiving your first dose.
  • Booster doses do not have to match your primary series vaccine, it is ok to mix and match vaccines. 
  • Please bring your vaccine record card with you.
  • First and second dose recipients are welcome! If you receive your first dose of Pfizer, you are responsible for scheduling your second dose at another location (or with Freeman Drug).

Sign up (by appointment only, no walk-ins) at https://freemandrug.as.me/falcon. If there are no times listed at the link, all time slots have been taken. 

To find additional vaccine appointments, visit vaccines.gov.

The following are resources for 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.

Can't find your vaccination card? The links below are helpful resources if you've lost or can't locate your vaccination card. 

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Immunization Registry

Minnesota: Stay Safe Minnesota (requires download of Docket app)