Researchers working on COVID-19 test kits at the State Lab of Hygiene (Photo by John Maniaci)

COVID-19 Impact

How UW–Madison is supporting public health and the people of Wisconsin.

"It's what we do. We take a problem. We apply our technologies. We help our collaborators."

Katie Overmyer, associate director, Laboratory for Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry


Wednesday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. CT COVID-19 Series How to talk about vaccines (and find common ground)

Join us for a free virtual conversation to learn how to talk with others about vaccines. Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, but some people are on the fence about getting their shot. Approaching a conversation with vaccine hesitant friends and family may be challenging.

The webinar will highlight:
Why some people are concerned about COVID-19 vaccines
How you can approach vaccine conversations
Why empathy can help your discussions

If You Missed It COVID-19 Vaccine and Side Effects UW Now Livestream

As more people become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, more questions arise about how the vaccines work and why some people experience side effects. Can vaccinated people still spread COVID to those who are unvaccinated? Why do people who have already had COVID-19 still need to get the vaccine? Do they experience more side effects than people who never had the illness? Is it true that COVID “long haulers” are seeing improvement in symptoms after getting vaccinated — and if so, why?

This Q & A features a panel of experts who will discuss what everyone should know about the COVID-19 vaccines.