COVID-19 vaccination update: State of Wisconsin will begin offering vaccine to next priority group March 1

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that it is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility groups, effective March 1. Daycare workers, faculty, staff, graduate assistants, teaching assistants and student teachers in higher education settings who have direct student contact are included in the next eligible populations. Based on that direction, the Marquette University Medical Clinic will also prepare to offer the vaccine to eligible members of the next priority group as it becomes available.

IMPORTANT: The State of Wisconsin, NOT Marquette University, determines vaccine eligibility criteria. More information on the state’s eligibility requirements is available online.

As determined by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Marquette University will not be receiving vaccines for the week of March 1. It is important to understand that vaccines are still in limited supply and allocations are not yet available for all who are eligible. We are hopeful to begin on-campus vaccine clinics the week of March 8, pending receipt of the vaccine.

Please do not call or email the medical clinic or COVID hotline to ask when vaccine will be available to you. 

If you are eligible and can receive the vaccine from other sources (i.e. primary care doctor, hospital system, etc.) before it’s available to you at Marquette, you are encouraged to do so.

Milwaukee County created HealthyMKE, a COVID-19 vaccine resource website for residents to check if they are eligible for the vaccine. The website also provides links to various vaccination sites throughout the county.

You must get both doses at the same facility
If you get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine off-campus, you cannot get your second dose at Marquette. Second doses are automatically allocated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to the vaccination site that provided your first dose. If you received your dose elsewhere, including out of state, that site is responsible for your second dose.

Please note, once fully vaccinated, you must still wear your mask and practice social distancing.

Please submit all COVID-19-related questions via Marquette’s coronavirus website.