Additional FREE COVID Home Tests
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is offering Wisconsinites the ability to order additional free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests and have them delivered directly to their house each month, starting in November. Each order contains a package of five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. This is open to all Wisconsin households, meaning that those who have already placed an order are now eligible to order again.
Also, The FDA has extended the expiration dates for many COVID-19 self-tests, including the tests delivered through the Say Yes! COVID Test program. Do not be concerned if the expiration date on self-tests received through this program appear to have passed. These tests are still reliable and good to use for up to an additional 6 months. Use the tool on the iHealth website to search for test kit extended expiration dates. Check expiration dates for all self-test brands at https://bit.ly/COVIDtestexpirationdates.
It's Time for Flu Shots and COVID Booster Vaccines
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging Wisconsinites to get an updated COVID-19 booster vaccination and their annual flu shot ahead of the upcoming holiday season. People can safely get their COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines, including flu, at the same time. Everyone ages 5 and older is now eligible for an updated COVID-19 booster.
People are encouraged to check with their primary care provider, local or Tribal health department or clinics, or visit vaccines.gov to find information about vaccination sites and the ages served.