In 1975, Wisconsin passed the Student Immunization Law which detailed required doses of vaccinations for children attending all Wisconsin schools, as well as licensed day care centers in order to prevent transmission of these communicable diseases outlined in the table below. Since then, there have been many changes and additions to the statute (Chapter 252) and administrative rule (DHS 144). These updates can be found at Wisconsin Statute 252.04.

As the District Nurse, and per the Department of Health Services DHS 144.03(10)(a), I am able to obtain your child's immunization information if it is available on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. For this reason, I ask that you only submit a copy of your child's immunization records if your child is:
  • from out of state or out of the country,
  • is not listed on the the Wisconsin Immunization Registry, or
  • you have chosen to opt out on immunizations and will complete a waiver form to submit to the school nurse.
*Waiver forms are available for religious, medical or personal conviction reasons. Keep in mind that in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease, students with waivers may be excluded from school until the outbreak subsides.

Student Immunization Record & Waiver Form

Student Immunization Requirements

Tdap Vaccine

For student's entering the 7th grade, the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law requires the student to receive one dose of the Tdap vaccine. To be compliant with the school law, the parent/guardian must provide their child's school with proof of immunization or claim a waiver.

For more information, including the clinic schedule please visit the Winnebago County Public Health Department website.

Some additional information on vaccine preventable diseases

Meningococcal Disease

Human Papillomavirus

The CDC recommends receiving the influenza vaccine annually for everyone 6 months of age and older.
Influenza Vaccine Fact Sheet (Live, intranasal)
Influenza Vaccine Fact Sheet (Inactivated or recombinant)

What Parents should know

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