The COVID Vaccine

What You Need to Know

Consult your family’s healthcare provider if you feel you have a condition that may preclude you from getting vaccinated.

There are no more restrictions according to risk, and every adult and child over the age of five is eligible to be vaccinated.

Do not come to our Emergency Department or Urgent Care for COVID-19 testing or for vaccines. You need to make an appointment with your primary care provider to get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms.

There are other testing options available along with testing at Southwest Health.

Weekend COVID-19 Testing Options:

  • Located at Walgreens in Platteville & Dubuque

Weekday COVID-19 Testing Options:

  • Located at Hartig Drug in Platteville, Prairie du Chien  & Dubuque
  • Grant County Health Department located at former Shopko location
    (FREE) M/W/F 10 AM – 12 PM, walk-ins welcome

Click below vaccine FAQs, why you should get vaccinated, and vaccine facts and myths.

Important Links:

  1. Both vaccines available are safe and effective. They prevent COVID and are widely proving to have few side effects. Find details here about how the U.S. is ensuring the safety of COVID vaccines. 
  2. V-SAFE is a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe uses text messaging and web surveys from CDC to check in with vaccine recipients following COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe also provides second vaccine dose reminders if needed, and telephone follow up to anyone who reports medically significant (important) adverse events.
  3. Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  4. Vaccine info from the CDC

We are committed to your good health

It’s vital for every one of us to continue using all the tools we know (masks, social distancing, avoiding crowds, washing hands, etc.) to stop this pandemic. Vaccines are a key part of this.

We will update this web page as vaccines become available for our communities and as details change. Check here often.