The Wisconsin Immunization Program's web pages have vaccine information as well as many links to other pages and sites, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC).
Routine childhood vaccinations have made such an impact on public health that immunizations are considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. Vaccines prevent disease in people who receive them and protect those who come in contact with unvaccinated individuals.
Before vaccines, many children died from diseases such as measles and pertussis. Through the introduction of routine vaccinations many diseases are becoming rare in the U.S. The viruses and bacteria that cause them still exist, though. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.
In the spotlight
- Changes to enforcement of the immunization school law (PDF, 79 KB)
- New requirement for Vaccines for Children providers (PDF, 33 KB)
- Change in Medicare coverage of pneumococcal vaccination (PDF, 100 KB)
- Provision of Tdap vaccine to elderly adults at local health departments (PDF, 50 KB)
- New recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination of adults (PDF, 112 KB)
- Influenza vaccination recommendations, 2014-2015 (PDF, 2.7 MB)
- Parent access to their child's immunization records
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Wisconsin Immunization Program