Phase 1B begins Monday March 1, which means as of March 1 our members working in the food supply chain will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin.
- Although Phase 1B eligibility begins March 1, vaccine administrators will continue working through previously eligible groups prior to vaccinating members of 1B
-Educators and those enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs will take priority over other groups within 1B and vaccine administrators will work in priority order (Food supply chain workers are 3rd priority within 1B)
- It will take months for everyone within 1B to be vaccinated and Public Facing Essential Workers like our members can expect to be vaccinated in April or May
-Everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be able to be vaccinated
- Vaccinators CANNOT ask for proof of residency or a State ID in order to administer the vaccine - this means regardless of your immigration status, you ARE able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin
- You may be required to provide documentation of your employment before getting vaccinated. You should check with the location where you are being vaccinated and ask them what documentation you’ll need to bring. Some examples may include a Work ID or Badge, Paystub, or a letter from your Employer
Where can I get vaccinated? How do I sign up?
- Local pharmacies (Walgreens, Kroger, Meijer) CVS website currently states they are not yet making vaccine appointments in WI. Go online or call your local pharmacy to make an appointment
- Local health departments (find your nearest health department below)
UFCW 1473 is also working with some of our employers to provide on-site vaccinations, and we’ve communicated with all of our represented employers about their Vaccine plans. Contact your Union Representative directly for more information on the vaccine plans for your employer.
You can view the WI DHS Vaccine Guide for Essential Workers here: