To protect students 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, day cares, and public health agencies use to implement the law.
School Immunization Rates from the 2016-2017 School Year
Interested in immunization rates at Wisconsin schools?
Data reported from Wisconsin schools for the 2016-2017 school year are now available on a searchable, interactive web map.
Additional information, including a statewide summary and lists of results for every school and district, can be found on the Immunization Rate Data page in the section called "Children Ages 0-18 years."
School Requirements, 2017-2018 School Year
Wisconsin Student Immunization Law - What schools need to know for fall 2017
Instructions for Schools
- Full booklet: Wisconsin School Immunization Requirements, 2017-2018 School Year, P-44545
- View the 2017-2018 webinar for schools (Livestream) or view the slides from the webinar (PDF)
- Letter to schools (PDF)
- Timeline and flowchart of actions required by schools, P-01442
- Immunization law clarification, P-01438
Forms, Reports, and Letters
- Student Immunization Record, F-04020L
- Legal Notice, F-44001
- Notice of Exclusion P-44545
- School Report to the Local Health Department, F-04002
- Noncompliance Roster, F-01580
- School Report to District Attorney [for schools not subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)] - F-44212
- 90th Day Letter - for students "in process," P-44545 | Spanish | Hmong | Somali
- 90th Day Letter - for students who are not compliant, P-44545 | Spanish | Hmong | Somali
Compliance Results from Previous School Year (to determine if exclusion is required for this school year)
- Student immunization law compliance results, 2016-2017 school year (PDF)
Educational Materials for Parents
- Tdap fact sheet for parents - P-00039
- Vaccines recommended at ages 11-12: What parents should know, P-90022
Child Care Requirements
New! Letter to Child Care Center Directors that outlines immunization requirements and steps to prepare for the 2018 Child Care Assessment. Also new, is a Q&A document to help parents understand immunization requirements for Child Care Centers by age.
- Day care immunization assessment booklet, 2016-2017, P-44329
- Day care - Immunization record, F-44192
- Day care assessment results, 2016-2017, P-01445
- Chapter DHS 144 - Immunization of students
- Wisconsin Statute 252.04
- History of Wisconsin's student immunization law
- College students and meningococcal disease
- Authorization to receive Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), Varicella, Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) or Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines, F-00048
- School based clinic consent - Tdap only, F-42030
- School based clinic consent - Tdap/Varicella, F42029
- Wisconsin local health departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies
- Wisconsin immunization program staff