Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Vaccination Registry Is Live And Taking Registrations

State Registry Is Still In Pilot Phase, So Registering Doesn't Guarantee Immediate Appointment

A woman in a face mask looks up at a nurse as she receives her covid-19 vaccine
Katy Roedl of Lake Mills receives the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at Jefferson County Fair Park. Angela Major/WPR

Wisconsin’s state-run online vaccine registry is now live, though it’s still in an early part of a planned phased rollout.

As of Wednesday morning, the vaccinate.wi.gov website is accepting registrations for those looking to be vaccinated. Currently, the registry is being used or tested by Rock County Public Health’s Community Vaccination Clinic, the city of Wauwatosa Health Department, Green County Public Health and Marathon County Health Department.

Residents in areas not currently using the online registry can be placed on a waitlist, though the registry is not intended to be the only way Wisconsinites can access vaccines.

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The state Department of Health Services (DHS) has set a goal to have the registry available to all interested vaccine providers in the state by April 1.

DHS said the vaccine registry can also send reminders to those already vaccinated to make sure they get their second vaccine dose, as well as help them monitor for any side effects after they get the vaccine.

The vaccine registry is a multi-page online questionnaire, asking participants for demographic information, medical history, history with COVID-19 and contact information.

The questions are designed to determine whether a registrant is eligible to receive a shot now, and, if so, to connect them to a local provider.

DHS said it plans to also offer access to the vaccine registry by phone, but didn’t offer details on when that service might be available.