COVID-19 Vaccination: Information for Wisconsin Farmers

Why get vaccinated?
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected your families, your farm, and how you interact with customers. By getting vaccinated, you can stop the virus from spreading. The COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from getting sick from the virus, so you can get crops in the fields, take care of your livestock, and not miss out on a season of work.

Where can I get vaccinated?
Appointments are fast and are available on nights and weekends. There are also many places where you can just walk in to get your COVID-19 vaccination. You can find a location at Vaccines.gov (available in English and Spanish) or call 211 to ask questions or find an appointment.

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?
Yes, COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Medical experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed the data from every testing phase.

 COVID-19 vaccines went through the same testing phases that all vaccines go through. No testing phases were skipped.
 An independent safety board (Vaccines and Related Biological Product Advisory Committee) also reviewed the data before authorization.
 Scientists will continue to collect safety data while COVID-19 vaccines are in use.

Did you know?
 The vaccine is free. You do not need an ID or health insurance.
 The vaccine protects against the known COVID-19 virus variants. The faster everyone gets vaccinated, the less chance the virus has to mutate.
 You will get a vaccination record with information about the vaccine like the type and when you got it. Make sure to keep it in a safe place.
 Your body takes 14 days after your last vaccine dose to build up full protection against the virus. This protection is called immunity. Check out CDC’s website for activities that fully vaccinated people can do safely.

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