March 26, 2021
By David Nordby
The Brillion News
BRILLION – The COVID-19 vaccine is available at Hometown Pharmacy in Brillion.
Those who wish to receive the vaccine can call the pharmacy to join the waitlist or visit hometown pharmacyrx.com to sign-up online.
The vaccine first arrived at Hometown Pharmacy in Brillion on March 8.
By the end of this week, the pharmacy will have administered 270 vaccine shots. All of those 270 shots have been the first dosage. All 270 recipients will soon receive the second dosage.
When someone receives the first dosage, they leave the appointment with their vaccine card and an appointment to receive their second dosage.
Wait time from sign-up to vaccinated varies but is typically a couple of weeks.
“After this week we’re going to be going through our second dosage of the vaccine, so we’re not going to restart first doses until [sometime in April], so that would be about a three-week waiting period,” pharmacist Mary Rothe said.
Planning for the distribution of the vaccine started in December.
“I think with all the planning, we’re pretty surprised with how smooth it’s been going so far with our first round of vaccines that we’ve been doing, so that’s been a good surprise,” Rothe said.
She says the people who have come in have echoed that feedback.
“It’s been really good. People have been saying the process is really smooth and easy. It’s pretty quick and straightforward when they get here, and people are just so grateful to be getting the vaccine, so that’s been really positive, too,” Rothe said.
The vaccine is free to receive.
Anyone can join the waitlist. The waitlist is prioritized based on the state’s current recommendations.
“If they want to get on our waiting list, it’s absolutely free to do so and then as soon as they’re eligible or we get enough doses for the vaccine, we just call them and make an appointment for them,” Rothe said.
Rothe encourages those with questions to call the pharmacy.
“They can feel free to give us a call and we’re more than happy to talk to them about any questions or concerns that they may have regarding the vaccine or the process,” Rothe said.
A complete version of this story appears in the March 25, 2021 print edition of The Brillion News.