Immunization Program

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In the spotlight-Influenza Resources

Annual provider influenza vaccination letter

Review and share the annual influenza vaccine recommendations letter for health care providers.

Health Care Provider and Local Health Department Resources

Check out our health care provider toolkit, p-02781. It includes a press template, media message map, social media for schools and health care providers, and print resources for vaccinator offices.

General Influenza Information

Looking for general influenza disease and vaccine information? Take a look at our Influenza Disease webpage which includes information on flu data, prevention, and surveillance.

Flu Vaccine and COVID-19 Q and A Fact Sheet

Do you have questions about getting your flu vaccine during this COVID-19 pandemic? We've got some answers in our Q and A fact sheet, P-02780. The main message is that flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms. While the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it will protect you against some flu viruses-reducing your chances of needing to go to the doctor or be hospitalized-at a time when medical staff and resources are being strained.


Decrease in childhood immunizations

We are seeing a large decrease in childhood immunizations administered in Wisconsin. We want to share our most recent email communication to providers which includes data, recommendations to continue vaccinating safely, and planning ahead to safely vaccinate against influenza.

We also want to share the most recent data we have. The analysis below includes the number of all vaccines administered daily to residents from March until the first week of June 2020 for clients of all ages.

Weekly immunization counts for all ages Jan-June 2020 compared to 5 year average

The analysis below includes the number of non-influenza vaccines administered to adult population of Wisconsin in 2020 versus the past 5 years average. Data represents the total number of adult immunizations with vaccine groups: tetanus, Td, Tdap/pertussis, pneumo, pneumococcal polysaccharide.

March to June 2020 immunizations 19 and older compared to 5 year average

2019/2020 annual influenza vaccination letter to providers

Please review and share the important annual influenza vaccination letter signed by our partners.

General information

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.

Need Help?

Contact the WIR Help Desk by phone 608-266-9691 or email.

About us

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.


Last Revised: October 14, 2020