COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Forest County Health Department is currently helping to provide COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This includes:

  • Everyone 16 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.

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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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894 CASES OF COVID-19 (3 ACTIVE) CONFIRMED IN FOREST COUNTY

Forest County Public Health officials have confirmed additional persons have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) for a total of 894 cases in Forest County. County health officials and local partners are contacting others with whom the individuals who tested positive had close contact with. As of today, Forest County has 4,039 negative test results. There are currently 3 active cases in isolation, 869 released from isolation, 0 hospitalized, and 25 deaths related to COVID-19.

The Forest County Health Department encourages community members to minimize their contact with others by staying home when possible, practice physical distancing and good personal hygiene, wear a mask or cloth face covering, and stay alert for symptoms of COVID-19.  If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact your health care provider and ask to be tested.

In an effort to keep our community members up to date on COVID-19, the Forest County Health Department will continue to update our Facebook page daily and local newspapers weekly with current COVID-19 case counts. This will include the number of negative and positive cases in Forest County. Please call our office at 715-478-3371 with any questions or concerns.

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