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JANESVILLE

The Rock County Public Health Department has removed COVID-19 vaccine registration forms from its website and advises nonvaccinated people to use the state registry or reach out to local providers.

A health department review determined using the county’s registration forms might delay the vaccination process, according to a health department news release issued Friday.

Residents already signed up through the local health department but not yet contacted will still be matched with a provider and contacted when appointments are available, according to the release.

People eligible for the vaccine should use the Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry, a local health care system and local pharmacies to register and get vaccinated. To sign up on the state registry, visit vaccinate.wi.gov or call 844-684-1064.

Patients can schedule appointments with vaccine providers throughout the state. Residents can call the Rock County Vaccine Hotline at 608-352-6727 with questions about contacting a local provider.

Groups now eligible for vaccination include people with moderate to severe asthma; cancer; cerebrovascular disease; chronic kidney disease; COPD; cystic fibrosis; diabetes mellitus types one and two; Down syndrome; heart conditions; hypertension or high blood pressure; anyone in an immunocompromised state from organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids or other immune weakening medicines; liver disease; neurologic conditions; obesity; a body-mass index over 25; pregnancy; pulmonary fibrosis; sickle cell disease; or thalassemia.

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