COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Forest County Health Department is currently helping to provide COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare personnel, EMS, those who provide direct patient service or other healthcare services, law enforcement, fire personnel, and anyone 65 and older.

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine, please call our office at 715-478-3371. 

You can also contact your healthcare provider to ask about vaccine availability.

Thank you!

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Notice to the Public

IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELL-BEING OF THOSE WE SERVE AND OUR EMPLOYEES, FOREST COUNTY OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO WALK-IN SERVICES. EMPLOYEES ARE STILL WORKING TO SERVE YOU VIA TELEPHONE OR EMAIL.

ONLY URGENT MATTERS SHOULD BE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT.

If you do not know the phone number for the county department you need to reach, please call the Forest County Clerk’s Office at 715-478-2422 and they will connect you to the desired department, or visit www.co.forest.wi.gov for a list of departments.

THERE IS ALSO A TABLE IN THE ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE WITH DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION.


Thank you for your understanding.

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Forest County COVID Vaccine Update

The Forest County Health Department is currently helping to provide COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare personnel, EMS, those who provide direct patient service or other healthcare services, law enforcement, fire personnel, and anyone 65 and older.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced the following groups to be eligible starting March 1st, 2021:

  • Educators and child care
  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs including Family Care, Family Care Partnership, IRIS, Wisconsin’s Children’s Long-term Support Waiver, and Katie Beckett
  • Some public facing essential workers including 911 operators, utility and communications infrastructure, public transit, and food supply chain
  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel
  • Congregate living facility staff and residents including employer-based housing, housing serving the elderly or people with disabilities, shelters, transitional housing, and incarcerated individuals

We will continue to share more information about vaccine availability for other individuals and as it becomes available from DHS.  You can learn more about Wisconsin’s vaccination planning and eligible groups at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

FCHD is currently receiving weekly vaccine allocations from the state.  Individuals are then scheduled based on that allocation and their eligibility.  FCHD has provided 718 COVID vaccines as of February 19th, 2021.

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine, please call our office at 715-478-3371 to be added to our waitlist.  You can also contact your healthcare provider to ask about vaccine availability.

Please continue to practice every day preventative measures including:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider to be tested
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Forest County COVID Vaccine Update

The Forest County Health Department is currently helping to provide COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare personnel, EMS, those who provide direct patient service or other healthcare services, law enforcement, fire personnel, and anyone 65 and older.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced the following groups to be eligible tentatively starting March 1st, 2021:

  • Educators and child care
  • Individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • Some public facing essential workers including 911 operators, utility and communications infrastructure, public transit, and food supply chain
  • Non-frontline essential health care personnel
  • Congregate living facility staff and residents

FCHD receives weekly vaccine allocations from the state.  Individuals will then be scheduled based on our allocation and eligibility.  We will continue to share more information about vaccine availability for other individuals and as it becomes available from DHS. 

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine, please call our office at 715-478-3371.  You can also contact your healthcare provider to ask about vaccine availability.

Please continue to practice every day preventative measures including:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wear a mask in public
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider to be tested

You can learn more about Wisconsin’s vaccination planning at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

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Forest County COVID Vaccine Update

The Forest County Health Department is currently helping to provide COVID-19 vaccine to
frontline healthcare personnel, EMS, those who provide direct patient service or other healthcare services, law enforcement and fire personnel.


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that anyone 65 and older will
also be eligible for the vaccine beginning January 25th. There are approximately 700,000
Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose
vaccines per week from the federal government. It will take time to vaccinate this population in
Wisconsin. We will continue to share more information about vaccine availability for other individuals and phases as it becomes available from DHS.


Please continue to practice every day preventative measures including:
• Practice physical distancing
• Wear a mask in public
• Wash your hands frequently
• Avoid large gatherings
• Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider to be tested


If you have any questions or are interested in receiving the vaccine, please call our office at 715-478-3371. You can also contact your healthcare provider to ask about vaccine availability.

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