Waukesha County Public Health Division provides immunizations to people of all ages. These immunizations are available at monthly clinics throughout the County (see schedule on the right) or as a walk-in service Monday through Friday at the Public Health Division Building from 8am to 4pm.
Most vaccines for children and adolescents under the age of 19, which meet day care and school requirements, are supplied by the Wisconsin Immunization Program. These vaccines are available for a nomimal fee, no client will be refused if unable to pay, and there is no fee for persons on Medicaid (Title 19). Currently, the nominal fee per vaccine is $8.00. Only check or cash is accepted at Monthly Immunization Clinics. Waukesha County reserves the right to raise fee without notice. The Wisconsin Immunization Program may periodically restrict some vaccines to children with Title 19 or no health insurance.
New Vaccination Guidelines - Parents, we want you to know beginning October 1, 2012
If your child is insured, please make an appointment with your primary care provider for vaccinations.
If your child is Vaccines for Children (VFC) eligible, you can continue to visit the local health department for vaccinations.
Who is VFC eligible? Children through 18 years of age who are:
- Medicaid eligible or enrolled
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Underinsured (has health insurance, but the coverage does not include all vaccines or only covers selected vaccines. Speak with your private insurance company to check if your plan covers vaccines.)
What to Bring to Immunization Clinics:
- All written immunization records must be brought to each clinic.
- The parent or legal guardian must be present or sign for children under age 18 on Public Health Division forms.
Immunize on Schedule:
Immunizing children is one of the best ways to keep them healthy. Since childhood diseases are especially dangerous for infants, it is important to start immunizations on time, usually at birth or 2 months. Children need 80% of their vaccinations in the first 2 years of life. This usually takes 5 visits to a health care provider.
Keep Immunization Records:
Parents should keep their own copy of an up-to-date immunization record even though the doctors and public health clinics also keep them. Always take an up-to-date record to every doctor and public health clinic visit; records prevent unnecessary immunizations.
The Wisconsin Immunization Law:
Wisconsin Immunization Law requires children in licensed day care centers and students through grade 12 to be immunized against certain diseases. Students must provide dates (month, date, and year) of immunization upon admission to school, or be subject to exclusion or legal action. Parents may be fined up to $25 per day for non-compliance with the law. Waivers are available for medical, religious, or personal conviction.
Thank you to our Clinic sponsors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program
The Immunization Action Coalition
If further information is desired, please contact the Public Health Division at 262-896-8430, or toll-free at 1-800-540-3620. TTY/TDD 262-896-8234
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.