Burnett Medical Center is administering COVID vaccines to eligible populations through our COVID Vaccination Clinic. Vaccines will not be available during appointments with your provider or walk-ins. Please be patient and know we are getting the vaccinations out as quickly as possible. Vaccines remain limited throughout the US, and each facility receives an allocation from their State. We do not know the number of vaccines we will receive each week until Friday of the week prior. Here are some frequently asked questions about BMC’s COVID vaccination clinic:
THE VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE; HOW DO I GET MY VACCINATION?
You will need to complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Form on Burnett Medical Center’s website OR call the COVID-19 phone number at 715-463-7245 where you will leave a voicemail with your name, date of birth, and primary phone number. If you completed the form OR left a voicemail, know that you have been added to the wait list and will receive a call back when there are vaccines available and/or you are eligible.
Burnett Medical Center will be scheduling patients first come, first serve, based on the amount of vaccine received and patient’s eligibility. If we cannot schedule you at this time, you will remain on our list and be called when the vaccine is available.
WHAT IF I HAVENT HEARD BACK FROM BMC? WHEN SHOULD I CALL BACK TO SEE IF YOU RECVEIVED MY MESSAGE?
We know many people in the community are interested in receiving the vaccine. Our staff is working hard to ensure we get to all of those who left a voicemail or submitted a vaccination form. As we work through the list, we will get back to you, please do not call again as this will potentially slow down the scheduling process. Calling the main number will not get you onto the vaccination list. We have staff working diligently to keep the line open and available.
I HAVE BEEN TO OTHER FACILITIES IN THE AREA FOR HEALTHCARE OVER THE YEARS; MAYBE THEY CAN GET ME ON A LIST SOONER, SHOULD I CALL ALL THE HOSPITALS?
To best meet the needs of all the residents in and around Burnett County, we ask that you request the vaccine from the facility associated with your primary care provider. However, we will provide vaccines, as able, to anyone meeting the current eligibility criteria. Please do not call multiple facilities and place yourself on numerous schedules, as this will further delay getting the vaccine out to everyone promptly.
I HAVE ALREADY HAD COVID CAN I STILL GET THE VACCINE?
If you have already had COVID, you are still able to receive the vaccine. We will not be administering the vaccine to those who have symptoms or exposure in the last 14 days.