The COVID-19 situation
and information rapidly change.
We recommend getting your information from trustworthy and vetted sources. Below list of sources if you are wanting the most up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19 and COVID-19 testing and vaccines.
How Vaccines Work
COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection, but with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.
Types of Vaccines
As COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and then recommended for use in the United States, it will be important to understand what is known about each vaccine.CDC will provide information on who is and is not recommended to receive each vaccine and what to expect after vaccination, as well as ingredients, safety, and effectiveness.
Parents & Guardians
COVID-19 is still spreading in our communities, all of us have a role to play in keeping Wisconsin children healthy and safe.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
La Crosse County Health Department
What you can do to stop the spread
of COVID-19 in OUR community
Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can start to do some things that you had to stop doing because of the pandemic.
Wear A Mask
Masks are a critical step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. A cloth mask offers some protection to you as well as protecting those around you.
Social distancing also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Wash Your Hands Often
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Monitor Your Health Daily
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.