This page was last updated on April 18th, 2023.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. Most people with the virus have mild to moderate symptoms like fever, cough, or a new loss of taste or smell. Those at higher risk are more likely to develop serious illness. Like many other respiratory viruses, coronaviruses spread quickly through droplets that you project out of your mouth or nose when you breathe, cough, sneeze, or speak.
Visit the CDC to learn more about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
How can I protect myself against COVID-19?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 because they help your body develop protection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
We continue to provide access to COVID-19 booster vaccines by appointment. To schedule an appointment call 262-741-3200 or visit Vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
Testing is an easy, low cost way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Self-tests can be purchased at most retailers and pharmacies. Visit Wisconsin DHS to learn more about other COVID-19 testing options.
Please note: We do not offer COVID-19 testing at this time.
If you have COVID-19 and are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, treatments are available that can reduce your risk of hospitalization. Medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a healthcare provider and started as soon as possible after diagnosis to be effective. Contact a healthcare provider right away to determine if you are eligible for treatment, even if your symptoms are mild right now.
COVID-19 Vaccination Cards
If you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card:
If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, access your entire vaccination record using the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). If you received your vaccination through Walworth County Public Health and need assistance with the Wisconsin Immunization Registry, call (262) 741-3200.
If you received your vaccination in another state, go to that state department of health website to search their vaccine registry.