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COVID vaccinations for adults 65+ through Aspirus

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Tuesday announced the state will further expand its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility within Phase 1B effective Monday, January 25. Per the announcement, this means adults 65 years and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Police and fire department personnel became eligible as part of Phase 1B in Wisconsin as of January 18. In Michigan, adults 65 and older were eligible as of January 11 and have begun receiving vaccinations through Aspirus.

COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to those who become eligible at many Aspirus locations throughout the region. Adults 65 and older from Michigan or Wisconsin can request an appointment through Aspirus via the following options:

  • Visit aspirus.org/vaccine to request to be contacted to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointment request options will soon be available through the MyAspirus patient portal.
  • COVID call center: 844-568-0701 or 715-843-1454.

People are asked to reserve the use of our COVID Call Center for those without internet access or those who need assistance, COVID testing and other support.

Vaccination appointments will be offered to only those who are eligible. Walk-ins are not accepted. Eligible community members who request appointments can expect to receive a call back from Aspirus schedulers. The timing of call backs and appointment availability will vary due to the high demand and vaccine supply.

Demand for the vaccine currently far outweighs the supply, which is tightly controlled by state and federal agencies. Appointments will be scheduled based on the amount of vaccine Aspirus receives each week.

Vaccine eligibility is being dictated by state and federal authorities with variations in how the various phases are defined. Aspirus will continue to follow the guidance it receives from its respective state departments of health services to appropriately expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Aspirus began providing vaccinations for its employees, long-term care residents, EMS and community health care workers within Phase 1A immediately upon receiving its first vaccine allocations. Aspirus’ first allocation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula arrived on December 17, while its allocation in Wisconsin arrived on December 22.

The latest updates and information will continue to be posted on our vaccine page.