Immunization Requirements

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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

Materials for Schools

Wisconsin Student Immunization Law - What schools need to know for fall 2018:The webinar recording and PDFs of slides are available.

Full booklet: Wisconsin School Immunization Requirements P-44545 (PDF)

Timeline and flowchart of actions required by schools, P-01442 (PDF)

Immunization law clarification, P-01438 (PDF)

Immunization requirements, P-44021 (PDF)

The follow 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

Results from 2018-2019 School Year

Educational Materials for Parents

Additional Resources

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 2018 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.

Are you a child care provider looking for the online survey? Child Care Immunization Assessment Survey.

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.

Child Care assessment results 2017-2018


Wisconsin local health departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Wisconsin immunization program staff

Last Revised: May 28, 2019