Routine vaccinations are important for protecting our community from disease. Vaccines prevent disease in the people who receive the vaccine and also those who come in contact with unvaccinated people. For more information on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases, please talk with your health care provide r or call us at the Health Department 715-478-3371.
The Health Department has monthly immunization clinic days at our office in Crandon and also off site at Laona and Wabeno. Please call for an appointment.
Why do adults need to be vaccinated?
- If they were not completely immunized as a child.
- Immunity may fade over long periods of time.
- As we age we become more susceptible to diseases caused by common infections such as flu and pneumonia.
For a complete list of adult recommended vaccine, please follow this link:
Health Department adult vaccines and fees:
Tetanus (with Pertussis) Free
Hepatitis B $45.00
Infant and Children
New Vacciniation Guidelines
Parents we want you to know that 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
- 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 local health department for specific eligibility requirements)
For more information contact the Forest County Health Department at 715-478-3371, or look at the follwing link:
For those who qualify under the new guidelines, infant and childhood immunizations are available by appointment at no charge.
For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, please click on the link to A Parents Guide to Vaccinations: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/parents-guide/default.htm
The Wisconsin Immunization Law requires children in licensed day care centers and students through grade 12 to be immunized against certain diseases.
For more information on what vaccines are required for day cares and schools, please click on the link: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization/reqs.htm
Parents should keep up-to-date immunization records. If you need information on your child’s past immunizations, the Health Department may be able to access those records through The Wisconsin Immunization Registry. For more information about the Registry, please follow this link: https://www.dhfswir.org/docs/Parent%20-%20WIR%20Brochure.pdf
Recommended childhood vaccine schedule:
For children birth through 6 years old:
For children age 7 through 18 years old:
Wisconsin Immunization Program http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization/index.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Immunization Action Coalition http://www.immunize.org/
Last Updated (Thursday, 11 October 2012)