Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and how to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Where to get your COVID-19 vaccine
Eau Claire Campus
- Location: The Lookout space at Hilltop
- When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 17
- Sign up for appointments through this web portal.
- Walk-ins are also welcome.
- Vaccine: Moderna (first-dose appointments for students 18 years old and older)
Parking information for those receiving the vaccine
- You may park in the Circle Towers Lot during clinic testing hours.
- There are 21 stalls noted in green that are available for 30-minute parking.
- Permits are not required to park in the green stalls.
- Tickets will be issued to those who are parked longer.
- If all 21 green stalls are in use, please park in AMP Timed Parking and purchase time. These stalls are noted in blue.
- Please do not park in the two purple stalls as those are reserved for the Hall Directors.
- If you park on any city street near the university, please follow city and campus parking signs. All other campus regulations apply and are being enforced.
- Please utilize Eau Claire transit or walk to Hilltop, if possible, as parking is very limited.
Barron County Campus
- Location: Meggers Hall, Room 150
- When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Tuesday, Sept. 7
- Vaccine: Pfizer (Johnson and Johnson as available)
Additional clinic options
For even more vaccine clinic options, visit bit.ly/covidvaccine-ec or vaccines.gov.
Call the Health Department at 715-839-4718.
Q: The COVID-19 vaccines were developed very rapidly. Are they safe?
A: In order to obtain emergency use authorization from the FDA, vaccine manufacturers must show data on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. While the funding and approval of the vaccines were fast-tracked, the clinical trials were completed to obtain this data. Millions of Americans have safely received the vaccine. All three vaccines available have been shown to be highly effective.
Q: Are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines dangerous?
A: Some individuals may experience mild side effects after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. Common side effects include pain at the injection site, fever, fatigue, headaches or muscle aches. They usually occur in the first few days after the vaccine and last less than three days. These side effects are not a concern and are a sign that the body is building up its immunity. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine may carry a risk of blood clot in women under age 50. This risk was very low with six cases out of 6.85 million. Infection with COVID-19 also carries a risk of blood clot.
Q: I am trying to become pregnant. Should I receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
A: If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may receive a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems. CDC does not recommend routine pregnancy testing before COVID-19 vaccination. If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Like all vaccines, scientists are studying COVID-19 vaccines carefully for side effects now and will report findings as they become available. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
Q: Can a COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s fertility?
A: The COVID-19 vaccine will not affect fertility. This myth arose after a false report on social media claimed that the vaccine would cause a woman’s body to attack the placenta and prevent pregnancy. There is no scientific proof that this is true. We do know that a pregnant woman who is infected with COVID-19 is at increased risk for complications and hospitalization.
Q: Can the COVID-19 vaccine change your DNA?
A: The COVID-19 vaccines use mRNA or DNA to communicate to our cells instructions on how to generate an immune response. The vaccine mRNA or DNA is then destroyed and does not alter our own DNA.
Q: What happens to the records of vaccinations administered on campus?
A: All vaccination records are shared with the WI Department of Health Services.