In the Spotlight
The annual influenza letter with the summary of the 2021-2022 ACIP recommendations, signed by Dr. James Conway, Dr. Jonathan Temte, and Dr. Ryan Westergaard, is now available.
Importance of Immunizations
Immunizations, also called vaccinations, are one of the greatest achievements in public health. Vaccines prevent disease in people who receive them. Additionally, if enough people in the community are vaccinated, the entire community can be protected because there is little opportunity for an outbreak to occur. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases like measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and Haemophilus influenzae.
Through the introduction of routine vaccinations, these and other vaccine-preventable diseases occur much less often in the United States. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause these diseases still exist. Vaccinations are the best way to prevent these diseases and the serious effects they can cause.
What is the Wisconsin Immunization Program's Vision?
To eliminate vaccine preventable disease through immunization.
What is the Wisconsin Immunization Program's Mission?
The Wisconsin Immunization Program, in partnership and collaboration with local partners, strives to eliminate the transmission of vaccine preventable disease through effective immunization programs and outbreak control measures. Utilizing best practice strategies and evidence-based programming, the steps to achieve this mission include:
- Improving the effectiveness of immunization delivery systems.
- Increasing immunization access for all.
- Identifying and eliminating racial, ethnic and other disparities.
- Protecting the community through high immunization rates.
Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices (WCIP)
Looking for information about WCIP? Take a look at the list of WCIP members.
Wisconsin Immunization Program — 608-267-9959
Wisconsin local health departments — Regional offices — Tribal agencies
Wisconsin immunization program staff