COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
April 7, 2021

Getting vaccinated is safe, effective and will help us beat COVID-19. Our greatest priority is delivering the vaccine fairly, and we expect everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one in the next few months.

We're currently vaccinating our patients based on Illinois, Wisconsin and CDC guidelines. Eligibility varies by each state.  Find out if you're eligible and learn how to schedule.

We'll keep you informed by sharing vaccine news, answers to your questions and distribution updates on a regular basis.

Our Safe Care Promise helps protect you and our team members. Wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands are important – even after you’re vaccinated. It’ll take time to immunize enough people to stop the virus from spreading, so mask up!
FEMA Provides Funeral Assistance

FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
To apply, call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number at 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585, Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

"At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters," said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate."
Coming Soon!

Become a vaccine champion with the new Advocate Aurora Health program, Neighbor to Neighbor. Help your community make informed decisions by becoming a health promoter for the COVID vaccines. Help your neighbors learn the facts about the vaccines.

Registration opens on April 9. Sign-up and join us for the virtual Kickoff Training on April 20 at 2:00 p.m. Details to come!
Now Available: Recording of COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A
Advocate Aurora Health CEO Jim Skogsbergh, was joined by Dr. Robert Citronberg, our Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention to answer your questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Learn more about the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations for once you're fully vaccinated, the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, along with the latest on vaccination clinics and distribution in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Watch the Q&A session here.
COVID-19 Resources
The COVID-19 Resource Center in English and Spanish offers information on COVID-19 testing, visitor guidelines, COVID-19 Virtual Care Program, and more.
The LiveWell app makes it easy for families to manage their health all in one place.
Anyone experiencing COVID 19 symptoms or who believes they have been exposed, should visit our Symptom Checker in English or Spanish or call our hotline at 866 443 2584 both available 24/7 to find out what to do next.
Available in English and Spanish.
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COVID-19 Videos
"COVID-19 Vaccine: Step up for a brighter tomorrow"
Pastor John W. McVicker Sr. of Christ The King Baptist Church in Milwaukee, WI, encourages all to get the vaccine to keep our families, loved ones and communities safe. View video here.
Apostle Carl L. White, Jr., Sr. Pastor, Victory Christian International Ministries in Harvey, Illinois, and CEO, Southland Ministerial Health Network, shared his vaccine story. "You can receive this vaccine safely, and I'm challenging you, because our community is experiencing more deaths than any other community." View video.
Minister Patrick Roberts of First Baptist Church of Kenosha in WI, shares why he received the COVID-19 vaccine. "I received the vaccination because I want to be part of the process of helping the community heal."
Click here to view.
Rev. Dr. Archie L. Ivy, Pastor, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee, WI, shares why he received the COVID-19 vaccine. "I encourage you firmly to get your vaccine without hesitancy. I have had both of them, with no serious effects. I did it for my own health and for my family, my grandchildren and children to protect them, and my congregation."
See video here.
Dr. FL Crouther, Pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church in Milwaukee, WI, shares why he received the COVID-19 vaccine. "My family and I have faith that the vaccine will work and have taken the two shots. We are doing well and I would encourage others to do the same."
COVID-19 Toolkits and Campaigns
The Ad Council Vaccine Education Initiative offers toolkits for Black faith communities and Hispanic faith communities. Toolkits include Bible study and sermon guide, FAQs, graphics and more.

Faith and COVID-19 vaccine toolkit provides updates, stories, resources from Religion News Service and Interfaith Youth Core 
THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us is produced by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues (no affiliation with Kaiser Permanente), and presented by KFF’s Greater Than COVID public information initiative and the Black Coalition Against COVID. Learn more.
The Ad Council's COVID-19 vaccine campaign, “It’s Up to You,” includes FAQs in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese. The campaign also offers COVID-19 Vaccine Education resources in English and Spanish, including some that are intended for faith community audiences:
The Partnership Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships offers a FAQ and guide to support vaccine confidence for faith and community leaders. 'All in' Against COVID-19 offers step-by-step recommendations, such as:

  • Get and Share the Facts about COVID-19 and risk factors
  • Get Vaccinated: includes information on when and where the public can get the vaccine
  • Get Involved: includes ways to inform your community, encourage your members to get vaccinated and to help stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Getting Resources: includes links to CDC resources
We Want to Hear From You!

We hope you find this update helpful as you promote the health of your members and community. Please contact Cindy Novak if you have questions or topics you'd like us to address. Thank you
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