Waukesha County


HPV Vaccination

Vaccinating children is confusing, now more than ever before. With conflicting views and mountains of misinformation passed along on various social media sites, parents find themselves questioning the necessity of obtaining vaccinations for their children. Parents attempt to determine what information is based on science and fact, rather than individual opinion. The vaccination for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one vaccine parents question. This vaccination has had bad press in recent months with false stories circulating; it is a vaccine used to prevent a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Parents do not want to imagine their children needing such a vaccine. No vaccine is without risk. Parents need to be aware of the threats; each parent should decide if the benefit outweighs the risk of this vaccine. Below are some links to reputable sources for scientific, factual information about the HPV vaccine.


Disease/Vaccination Information

CDC - Information for Parents

CDC - Vaccination Information Sheet

CDC - Effectiveness and Safety

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Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
TollFree: 1-800-540-3620
Email: hhs@waukeshacounty.gov

The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
Walk-in Clinic Nurse Services are available:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
WIC Walk-in Benefit Pick up is available:
Mondays (8:15 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (3 – 6:30 PM)
Fridays (8:30 – 11:30 AM)

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.

The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for 2018 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY and THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 22, 2018, and Friday, November 23, 2018
  • CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Monday, December 24, 2018, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE and NEW YEAR'S DAY (2018-2019) will be observed Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019