COVID-19 Vaccine Program: Biweekly Updates

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Program

This email is being sent to local health officers, tribal health directors, COVID-19 vaccinators, COVID-19 vaccine stakeholders, HERC coordinators, and key DHS staff. 

Action Needed: COVID-19 Vaccine Inventory Information on 

Vaccinators to Begin Managing and Reporting

Currently, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) manages the inventory information on on behalf of vaccinators. Effective August 2, 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will transfer the responsibility of managing and reporting COVID-19 vaccine inventory information on to vaccinators. 

It is important for vaccinators to enter their vaccine inventory into so that people can find locations that offer COVID19 vaccines that meet their needs or preferences.

Read the full bulletin that went out on Wednesday, July 12.

DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Ordering Deadline

As the COVID-19 vaccines transition to commercialization with a newly formulated vaccine expected this fall, the use and availability of the current COVID-19 vaccines is winding down.  

The federal government is encouraging vaccinators to place necessary COVID-19 vaccine orders prior to a cutoff date of August 3, 2023. However, to allow time for DHS to process orders on behalf of vaccinators, the last day and time to place orders for Wisconsin vaccinators will be noon on August 1, 2023.

Vaccine Commercialization Transition Resources 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently put together a summary document about the Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments. The one-pager provides an overview of the program and answers basic questions about the purpose, eligibility, and CDC partnerships. 

The CDC is launching the Program this fall and has also put together a web page with more information. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a guide on July 6 that provides direction to organizations in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program as the federal government stops distributing COVID-19 vaccines and they transition to commercialization.

In Case You Missed It   

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Program Monthly Webinars   

The Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Program webinars are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The next webinar will be held on August 8. The webinars are used to discuss COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination, and vaccine commercialization. 

Register for the meeting series here. Watch recordings of past webinars here. 

Vaccine Trainings and Resources    

Pfizer vaccine training webinars have transitioned from live events to on demand content for all healthcare providers:     

Moderna has educational resources available on their website:     

Novavax is offering office hours on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 18 at 12:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. 

Please use this link to register: