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Immunization Information

Immunizations are considered one of the greatest medical achievements for the 20th century. Vaccines prevent disease in people who receive them and protect those who come in contact with unvaccinated individuals. Diseases that once killed many children and adults are rarely seen today because of immunization. But these diseases are still around, especially in other parts of the world. Vaccination continues to be one of the most important things you can do to protect your child and yourself from dangerous diseases.

Public Health offers immunization against childhood and adult vaccine-preventable diseases. Click here for a list of what we offer. Go to list of immunization clinic dates and times.

When do children and teens need shots?

Looking for immunization records? 

You may be able to find your or your child’s immunization records using the Public Access on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.

To find a record, you will need:

First and Last Name

Date of birth

And one of the following

                Social Security Number

                Medicaid ID number

                Health Care Member ID number

If you still cannot find the record, this brochure has some tips for finding old immunization records.

And here is a brochure with information on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.

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There are many good sources of immunization information available on the internet. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of false information to be found. The sites listed below have accurate, scientific information.    

Links:
Vaccines (Information compiled from federal agencies about vaccines)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immunization Action Coalition

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center

Adult Vaccination

Award Winning Website about the History of Vaccines

Travel Immunizations

CLINIC DATES AND TIMES 

All clinics are held at 

Walworth County 

Department of Health and Human Services Center (Public Health/East Entrance)

W4051 County Road NN

Elkhorn WI  53121


2nd Tuesday of the month 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

4th Tuesday of the month 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Notes

Clinics are open to those who do not have health insurance that covers vaccines and those who have Medicaid/BadgerCare (the Forward Card).

  • DTaP, Tdap, Td, Polio, Hib, MMR, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Chickenpox (varicella), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal Conjugate, HPV and Meningococcal are available at all clinic sites. Must bring written immunization record to be eligible for vaccination.
  • TB skin testing is available at the Tuesday clinics. Must return in 48-72 hours to have the skin test read.
  • Spanish interpreters are available at all clinics.
  • There is a small administration fee, no charge for MA/BadgerCare recipients. No one is denied vaccine supplied by the State of Wisconsin for failure to pay.
  • Children under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present or have written permission to be vaccinated.
  • No appointment is necessary.

For questions or further information, please call the Public Health unit at 262-741-3140 or call toll free 800-365-1587 or e-mail at walcoph@co.walworth.wi.us.

Click here for 2015 Vaccine Fees.

 

 


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