COVID-19 Vaccine

The Health Department has Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID 19 vaccine available

Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Oak Creek, Cudahy, and South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Departments will be offering weekly booster dose clinics across the south shore. 

The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine that has been approved by the FDA and CDC for booster doses. You must be at least 18 years old, at least 6 months must have passed since you received your second dose of Pfizer, and you must be a member of one of the eligible groups listed below in order to receive a booster vaccine at this time. If you received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are not eligible for a booster dose at this time. 

We currently the following BOOSTER DOSE clinic scheduled. To make an appointment, please click on the links below.

Date/Time: Monday, October 25, 2021 -  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: This clinic will be held at South Milwaukee City Hall located at 2424 15th Avenue in South Milwaukee. Please park on the north end of the building near the Senior Center and enter through main entrance near circle driveway; proceed to Council Chambers after entering building. 

Link to Sign-Up for Clinic on 10/25:

If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, please contact one of the Health Departments listed below


  • Oak Creek Health Department at 414-766-7950
  • Cudahy Health Department at 414-769-2239
  • South Milwaukee Health Department at 414-768-8055

Please plan to be at the clinic for 30-60 minutes to allow time for your appointment and the recommended 15-30 minute observation period following vaccination. This vaccine may have side effects. If you have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, you should wait until you are completely recovered before receiving the vaccine.


Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment so that it can be updated with booster shot information. 


If you are able, please complete, print, and bring the COVID Vaccine Consent form to your appointment. If you are not able to complete and print the form, there will be a paper copy for you to complete when you arrive. Additionally, you may want to review the Pfizer Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheet prior to your appointment. Finally, our Notice of Privacy Practices can be found here.

Please wear a mask to your appointment. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please wait until your isolation or quarantine period ends before scheduling an appointment.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to vaccinate our communities.


Groups that are recommended to receive a booster dose of Pfizer include:

  • People aged 65 and older
  • Residents of a long-term care facility
  • People aged 50-64 with certain underlying medical conditions including
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Dementia or other neurological conditions
  • Diabetes (type 1 or 2)
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions
  • HIV infection
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
  • Liver disease
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Smoking, current or former
  • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  • Substance use disorders

Groups that may receive a booster dose of Pfizer, after considering their individual risks and benefits, include:

  • People aged 18-49 with certain underlying medical conditions (listed above)
  • People aged 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or institutional settings. Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include frontline essential workers and health care workers, including:
  • First responders (heath care, firefighters, police, staff at congregate facilities)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, child care workers)
  • Food and agricultural workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • Postal service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

COVID 19 vaccinations are available by appointment only on Tuesdays or Fridays. 

Please call 414 768 8055 ext. 3 to schedule.

South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department, 2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee
Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Details:  Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) 

Second Dose (for Pfizer and Moderna)21 or 28 days later at SM/SF Health Department, 2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee

South Shore Third Dose Letter Final

We are able to vaccinate those 12 years and older with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Minors must have either a parent present or written parental permission to receive vaccine.

Minor consent form

COVID Vaccine Consent and Screening 

Vaccines for Homebound Individuals 

If you or someone you know is unable to leave the home to be vaccinated, please contact the South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department to schedule a home visit at 414-768-8055. 

Worksite and Community Vaccine Clinics

The Cudahy, Oak Creek, and South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Departments are working together to provide COVID-19 vaccines for our communities. We are currently accepting requests to hold worksite and community vaccination clinics. If you are interested in hosting a vaccine clinic at your worksite or community location, please complete the request form. We are only able to provide vaccine clinics in the communities of Cudahy, Oak Creek, and South Milwaukee/St. Francis. If you have any questions please contact Aaron at the Cudahy Health Department at 414-769-2239.



Please be aware that if anyone from the South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department calls you we will always identify ourselves and WILL NOT ask for any type of payment for the vaccine.

The South Shore Health Departments of Cudahy WI Health Department, Oak Creek Health Department, and South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department want to keep our communities up-to-date on the latest vaccine information.

May 3rd Mayor's Message Citywide Phone Call text
April 5th Mayor's Message - National Public Health Week

March 24th Mayor's Message Citywide Phone Call text

Update 04/28/2021

What You Need to Know 

 Vaccine inventory from the Federal Government to the State is coming on a weekly basis.  The State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) will use this framework to determine State wide priorities for vaccination.  Information from the SDMAC can be found here.  

On April 23, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommended that the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine resume in the United States.  After a thorough safety review it was determined that the benefits outweigh the potential risk. Click here for some FAQs.  

Who is ELIGIBLE for vaccine right now? 

  • Everyone 12 years and over 

We will continue to utilize this website and social media to inform the public.

Although vaccine is becoming available, we all still need to take the necessary precautions to prevent getting or spreading COVID-19. Please stay home when you’re sick, continue to wear masks, limit indoor gatherings, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands often. The combination of a vaccine and prevention measures will help us as we slowly return to “normal.”

Where can I go for the most up to date information about vaccines and vaccination data?

Milwaukee County’s Unified Emergency Operations Center (UEOC) vaccination website

Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19:   Vaccine

CDC COVID-19 Vaccines

Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard

Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19: Vaccine Data

Information about the Moderna Vaccine

Information about the Pfizer Vaccine 

Information about the Janssen Vaccine 


Am I able to receive the vaccine in another state while traveling?

Yes, as long as you are there long enough to receive the second dose. 

We thank you for your patience during this time of navigating vaccine distribution.