COVID-19 Vaccine


As you are aware, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older. 

We are now scheduling COVID-19 Vaccines. If you fit within the criteria noted below and would like to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine - please call us at 920-623-1415 to schedule an appointment.

DHS Eligible Groups

All Individuals 16 years of age and older 

We are vaccinating all Prairie Ride Health Patients within DHS's criteria. SSM Health Dean Columbus Clinic plans to reach out to their patients via MyChart. If you would like to be vaccinated at Prairie Ridge Health, please call us at 920-623-1415. 

If you are not a patient of Prairie Ridge Health but you either live or work within our Service Area (Beaver Dam, Cambria, Columbus, Fall River, Marshall, Randolph, Rio, Reeseville, Sun Prairie, and Waterloo) and would like to be vaccinated at Prairie Ridge Health, please call us at 920-623-1415 to schedule an appointment.


We are dependent on the state regarding how much vaccine we are allocated and must follow the DHS general guidelines in terms of who gets vaccinated when. Please know we are working to request as much vaccine as possible and to vaccinate as quickly as possible in our communities.

At Prairie Ridge Health, we are currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. This vaccine is:

  • A mRNA vaccine
  • NOT a live virus
  • Injected into the upper arm (intramuscular injection)
  • Given in 2 doses, spaced 3 weeks apart. If you receive one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine within the allotted time frame (doses can be given 17-25 days apart if needed).
  • Common side effects include: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, injection site swelling, injection site pain, injection site redness, nausea, feeling unwell, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). These symptoms are temporary and tend to only last 24-48 hours.

Receiving the vaccine is your choice. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed by helping your body develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without becoming seriously ill. The goal of vaccinating is to stop the spread of COVID-19 to others whose immune systems may not be able to handle the virus. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines are in addition to, not in replacement of, the preventative measures already in place. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, hand washing, and staying at least 6 feet away from others help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.

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Learn More about the COVID Vaccine

Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Vaccination Visit
When Vaccine Supply is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First?
8 Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Different COVID-19 Vaccines
Ensuring Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work
FAQ about COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination