City of Milwaukee Health Department offers guidance on COVID-19 booster shots; boosters not available on campus

Per an Oct. 1 news release from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, it is recommended that people age 65 or older, residents of long-term care facilities and people ages 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions should receive COVID-19 booster shots at least six months after receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Other eligible populations can consider receiving booster shots as well.  

See the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website for more information on parameters for underlying conditions and other eligible populations.  

The Marquette University Medical Clinic is not distributing COVID-19 booster shots. Those interested in receiving a COVID-19 booster shot can register online to schedule their booster shot at a local health department, pharmacy or other location.  

The Marquette University Medical Clinic continues to focus on distributing the primary COVID-19 vaccine series and seasonal flu vaccination. Injectable influenza vaccinations are available to students, faculty and staff at several locations throughout campus through Oct. 27. The campus community is urged to receive the vaccination, not only as a way to stay healthy during the flu season, but to help alleviate the burden on health care providers in light of COVID-19.