UW Health Encourages Patients to Use DHS Vaccine Provider Map as Additional Resource for COVID-19 Vaccines
Madison, Wisconsin - In an effort to provide UW Health's patients with vaccine as quickly as possible, the system is encouraging its patients to seek vaccinations wherever possible.
To aid this process, UW Health patients should consider the state Department of Health Services' recently launched vaccinator map webpage a helpful tool.
As a health system, UW Health has not received enough vaccine to quickly vaccinate its patient population who are 65 years old and older. To get them vaccinated as quickly as possible, we are asking our patients in this group to explore every avenue, according to Dr. Matt Anderson, senior medical director, primary care, UW Health.
"The DHS vaccine provider map is a great place for our patients to start if they would like to find a vaccine as soon as possible," he said.
UW Health will be sharing the map webpage, which allows patients to see all the approved vaccinators in their community, in communications to patients, Anderson said.
As vaccine appointments become more readily available in the southcentral Wisconsin region, it will be important that patients who receive a vaccination from another vaccinator cancel their appointments with UW Health so others can be scheduled in the open time slots.
For the time being, however, please help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by:
- Staying home as much as possible
- Wearing a mask
- Keeping a safe distance from others
- Washing your hands frequently
- Quarantining if you feel ill
Date Published: 03/02/2021