WISCONSIN— In May, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services plans to utilize VaccineFinder.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the service back in March to help people across the nation find nearby coronavirus vaccine providers. According to a news release, Wisconsin DHS will replace their current map highlighting vaccine providers with VaccineFinder.
VaccineFinder is already available to Wisconsinites on its own website, but will now also be linked on the Wisconsin DHS coronavirus hub.
A spokesperson for Wisconsin DHS said that by swapping out the current provider map with a VaccineFinder link, it will be easier for Wisconsinites to find available vaccines.
“DHS is constantly evaluating different tools to make it easier to find available vaccine,” said DHS secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “It is critical that we streamline this process so anyone wanting a vaccination can quickly locate available vaccine in their community and get vaccinated.”
So what does this "streamlined process" look like with VaccineFinder?
Users can visit the website and click "Find Vaccines." You will be directed to a location-based search. Users can filter results using proximity features as well as by vaccine type. You will also get information like stock and availability, as well as clinic operating hours.
According to a news release, Wisconsin DHS will work with providers to ensure their information is up to date.
If you need additional help registering for a vaccination appointment, call the toll-free vaccine hotline at 844-684-1064 for assistance. The hotline is available in English, Hindi, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.