To protect students and children from diseases that are preventable by immunization, Wisconsin law requires all students to show that they have received the required immunizations or have a signed waiver.
This page includes information about the law and materials that schools, child care centers, and public health agencies use to implement the law.
School Law Requirements
On 8/26/2020 we held a webinar that discussed the changes to the school report and reporting process in detail.
Materials for Schools
The following tools may be used by school administrators to track school requirements for immunization:
The following materials may be emailed or mailed from schools to parents:
Forms, Reports, and Letters
There are two options, below, for the school to report to the local health department. Note: The survey links on the forms are broken; please use the following links:
- Option 1, F-04002-21 Use the new reporting form with vaccine specific details to collect your school's immunization data (preferred). Please use this correct link to report the data.
- Option 2, F-04002-20 You can utilize the report from last year to collect your school's immunization data. While dated 2019–2020, it is okay to use this document to report the 2020–2021 school year. Please use this correct link to report the data.
Results from 2019-2020 School Year
Interactive web map of the following data:
- Public School District Immunization Rates, P-01892A (Excel)
- School Immunization Rates, P-01892 (Excel)
For more information on compliance, see: Immunization law clarification, P-01438 (PDF)
Educational Materials for Parents
Child Care Requirements
Resources to Help Child Care Centers Prepare for the Annual Assessment
Letter to Child Care Center Directors that outlines immunization requirements and steps to prepare for the 2019-20 Child Care Assessment.
Q&A document, P-02047 to help parents understand immunization requirements for child care centers by age.
Child Care Assessment Booklet
Child Care - Immunization Assessment booklet, P-44329 The "assessment booklet" contains all of the information and instructions that child care centers need in order to complete the annual assessment.
Child Care - Immunization Record, F-44192 According to state law, child care centers should require all parents to keep the Immunization Record up-to-date. Maintaining this form will meet this requirement.