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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and how to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why Blugolds are getting vaccinated

Hear why Blugolds are committed to keeping themselves and others safe. 

Where to get your COVID-19 vaccine

Eau Claire Campus

Parking information for those receiving the vaccine
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Parking Map

Barron County Campus

Additional clinic options

For even more vaccine clinic options, visit bit.ly/covidvaccine-ec or vaccines.gov.

Questions?

Call the Health Department at 715-839-4718.

Vaccine FAQs

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.

Vaccines: Myth vs Fact

There is a lot of conflicting information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is a look at some of the myths that are out there and the actual facts about the safety of the vaccine.