Wisconsin Asthma Program

Flu vaccine is critical for people with asthma during COVID-19

Getting a flu vaccine this fall is especially important for people of all ages with asthma because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

People with asthma are at a higher risk of developing complications from flu. They also have an increased risk for serious outcomes from  COVID-19.

Learn more about getting the flu vaccination.

Young child is being vaccinated by a nurse


 COVID-19 impact on Asthma

Learn how asthma can be impacted by COVID-19.

About the Asthma Program

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has been conducting asthma surveillance activities since 1992 and asthma interventions since 1994.

Since 2001, the Wisconsin Asthma Program has expanded its activities under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Girl uses an inhaler

In 2003, the Wisconsin Asthma Plan was adopted to provide the blueprint for addressing asthma as a public health priority, and lists the prioritized goals, objectives, and activities recommended for statewide action to reduce the burden of asthma in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Asthma Program partners with the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition to accomplish the goals and activities in the Wisconsin Asthma Plan.

For more information, click on the links below.


 New Documents

Our Priorities

  • Maintain and expand asthma surveillance efforts.
  • Facilitate implementation of the Wisconsin Asthma Plan.
  • Prioritize and implement public health interventions for asthma.
  • Build local capacity to identify, evaluate and implement actions.

To achieve these goals, the program will continue to conduct surveillance, maintain and enhance partnerships and implement priority interventions identified in the Wisconsin Asthma Plan.


Last Revised: November 12, 2020