The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Extended hours on Tuesdays (8 AM – 6:30 PM)
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 2017 holiday observances on the following dates:
Measles is a highly contagious airborne virus that can quickly spread to others in a school setting. Measles is the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses and there is no treatment. However, CDC considers the MMR vaccine safe and highly effective. Assuring adequate MMR vaccinations is the best way to prevent measles.
In response to the recent multi-state increase in measles cases, the Waukesha County Public Health Division is working with schools to encourage proper MMR vaccination among their student population. As part of the childhood immunization program the first dose of vaccine is given between 12 - 15 months of age and the second dose before entering school, at 4 – 6 years. The Wisconsin Immunization Law states students in pre-K (ages 2-4) need to have 1 dose of MMR recorded; students that are 5K through 12th grade need to have 2 doses of MMR on file.
Additionally, it is important to understand that in the event that a measles exposure would occur at your school, all students not fully vaccinated with MMR will not be allowed to attend school from day 7-21 after exposure.
Measles Fact Sheet