Watch Live: DHS announces toll-free COVID-19 vaccine phone line

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Thursday that Wisconsinites can now call (844) 684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with their COVID-19 vaccine-related questions.

“Learning about the vaccine, trying to find a location, and registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment can be stressful,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “Being able to talk directly to someone who can answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine will go a long way to easing these concerns.”

The new call center is equipped to help people find vaccine locations, answer medical questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, and assist with registration, including but not limited to providers using the Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine registry. DHS community-based vaccination clinics and a few counties are in the early stages of rolling out the vaccine registry.

DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk and immunization program manager Stephanie Schauer will answer questions starting at 1:30 p.m. Watch it live on the News 8 Now Facebook page