MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry went live on Wednesday, March 3. But so far only one health department is participating.
The only vaccinator participating currently is the community clinic in Janesville. Four other local health departments were testing the registry and could start using it soon. Those were the city of Wauwatosa and Green, Marathon and Oneida counties. More are expected to be added throughout the month.
The state Department of Health Services directs users whose local provider is not listed to instead check its website for available vaccinators and contact them directly.
To schedule an appointment, users must complete a questionnaire. If they are eligible and an appointment is available, they will be able to schedule it. The registry is available at vaccinate.wi.gov.
As of Tuesday, 16.8% of Wisconsin's adult population had received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is ahead of the national average of 15.6%.
IMPORTANT: The registry is web-based and a phone option will also be available soon.
Associated Press contributed to this report.