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February 4, 2023

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COVID-19 Vaccination Updates Available Online

University Health Services is vaccinating eligible members of the campus community under Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination program. The university is committed to distributing no-cost vaccines to the UW–Madison community equitably, safely and effectively. Those who are eligible for the vaccine separate from their work or education on campus will be vaccinated through Public Health Madison and Dane County. Individuals in the Phase 1b eligibility group who are aged 65 or over may also be able to receive the vaccine through a health care provider. All individuals are encouraged to seek the vaccine as they become eligible, though the vaccine is not currently mandatory and vaccine supply remains limited. Information about vaccine eligibility and other resources can be found at
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Well Wisconsin Program Has New Website

The Well Wisconsin Program administrator (StayWell) has merged with WebMD Health Services. To participate in the Well Wisconsin Program, you need to create an account on the new WebMD ONE website at You should also download the Wellness At Your Side mobile app through the App Store or on Google Play (code: SOWI).The Well Wisconsin Program remains the same in 2021. To earn the $150 wellness incentive, you need to complete a health assessment, a health check and one well-being activity by October 8, 2021. The WebMD ONE website and Wellness At Your Side mobile app are where you will track your progress toward earning the $150 well-being incentive. If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program, you are eligible for the Well Wisconsin Program.
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Improvements Coming to Shop@UW, Direct Payments, and Payments to Individuals

UW–Madison employees who currently use Shop@UW, submit purchase requisitions, or submit requests for payments will soon have new tools to support their work. In mid-April, all related transactions will run through a new cloud-based platform, ShopUW+. Users will be able to see the status of orders and payment requests; work more efficiently with electronic approvals; and easily access supporting documentation. Training will be provided in April. Learn more about ShopUW+ on the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Automation project website and the video library on YouTube.
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Changes to WiscVPN Effective February 21

The servers that authenticate the WiscVPN service will be getting an upgrade at the end of February. The change will allow Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to be enabled at a later date. The change, set to take place Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 a.m., does not require any action on the part of current users and should not cause any interruption in service. WiscVPN users who currently request static IP addresses should also not see any interruption in service. However, the current Static IP assignment website will be disabled on Feb. 19 to allow time to implement the change. After Feb. 21, the website for requesting or releasing a static IP address will move to the URL
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