THE VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE; HOW DO I GET MY VACCINATION?
You will need to complete this COVID-19 Vaccination Form OR call our COVID-19 phone number at 715-463-7245 where you will leave a voicemail with your name, date of birth, and primary phone number. If you completed the form OR left us a voicemail, know that you have been added to our wait list and we will call you back when we have vaccines available and/or you are eligible.
We will be scheduling patients first come, first serve, based on the amount of vaccine we receive and patient’s eligibility. If we cannot schedule you at this time, you will remain on our list and be called when the vaccine is available.
WHAT IF I HAVENT HEARD BACK FROM BMC? WHEN SHOULD I CALL BACK TO SEE IF YOU RECVEIVED MY MESSAGE?
We know many people in the community are interested in receiving the vaccine. Our staff is working hard to ensure we get to all of those who left a voicemail or submitted a vaccination form. As we work through the list, we will get back to you, please do not call again as this will potentially slow down the scheduling process.
I HAVE BEEN CALLING THE PHONE NUMBER AND HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET THROUGH:
Due to the high volume of calls that we are receiving, our phone system becomes overwhelmed at times. We know some of you may have had to call back more than once before getting through to leave a message. We have done what we can to minimize this, but you may still experience a time where the vaccine line, 715-463-7245, is full and cannot accept any more messages. We apologize for the inconvenience but ask that you please keep trying. Calling the main number will not get you onto the vaccination list. We have staff working diligently to keep the line open and available.
I HAVE BEEN TO OTHER FACILITIES IN THE AREA FOR HEALTHCARE OVER THE YEARS; MAYBE THEY CAN GET ME ON A LIST SOONER, SHOULD I CALL ALL THE HOSPITALS?
To best meet the needs of all the residents in and around Burnett County, we ask that you request the vaccine from the facility associated with your primary care provider. However, we will provide vaccines, as able, to anyone meeting the current eligibility criteria. Please do not call multiple facilities and place yourself on numerous schedules, as this will further delay getting the vaccine out to everyone promptly.
I HAVE ALREADY HAD COVID CAN I STILL GET THE VACCINE?
If you have already had COVID, you are still able to receive the vaccine. We will not be administering the vaccine to those who have symptoms or exposure in the last 14 days.
WHAT IF I’M LATE TO MY COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENT?
If you arrive late to your appointment, you may be asked to wait until those who are on time have been vaccinated. Due to the limited supply and time sensitive rules for administering the vaccine, we can only accommodate a specified number of people.
Other information to know
Please be patient, and work within your current healthcare system; we are getting the vaccinations out as quickly as possible. Vaccines remain limited throughout the US, and each facility receives an allocation from their State. We do not know the number of vaccines we will receive each week until Friday of the week prior.
Vaccines will not be available during appointments with your provider or walk-ins. The vaccine we receive needs to be stored and kept at very cold temperatures; once it is reconstituted and ready to administer, it has a shelf life of 6 hours. We have been vigilant to ensure we do not waste any vaccine.