What is the Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program?

The VFC program provides vaccines that are recommended by medical experts to eligible children. For more information and our brochure please click HERE.

Wisconsin Immunization Registry: Information for Parents 

Immunization is the best way to protect children from many diseases that are potentially harmful and sometimes deadly. Families are encouraged to make sure their children are up-to-date with their vaccinations by checking with their medical provider or the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). Families and individuals can use this webpage to view and print their immunizations.

English - Public Immunization Record Access(link is external)
Spanish - Acceso Publico del Registro de Inmunización(link is external)
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Flu Vaccines
Beginning at 6 months of age, everyone needs a flu shot. WOPHD encourages yearly influenza vaccines with your local pharmacist or other health care provider. Protect yourself, your family, and those individuals that can't be vaccinated by getting your flu shot as soon as possible. The health department only offers flu vaccine to eligible children.  Please see criteria for eligibility below. Visit CDC's website for further information.

Visit to find a flu shot location near you. 

Vaccine Eligibility
If you have health insurance, please check with your insurance provider to find out if your insurance covers some or all vaccinations. Be specific regarding which vaccine/s you are requesting and age of recipient.

Immunization records must be updated prior to vaccine appointments to determine appropriate vaccines needed.

1) Children who have insurance coverage for vaccinations should get them from their own health care provider, rather than from the Health Department, even if the insurance company requires a high deductible or a co-pay. We cannot bill your insurance company.

2) Children who have insurance that does not cover all vaccinations may receive some or all of their immunizations as follows. Such underinsured children may receive
     ◦ all of their immunizations from the Health Department, if their insurance covers no vaccine
     ◦ specific immunizations which are not covered by their insurance, or
     ◦ if the insurance policy has a "cap" amount of coverage, any immunizations still needed after the maximum coverage for immunizations has been reached.

3) Children who have state insurance (BadgerCare, Title 19, Medical Assistance) may receive immunizations from the Health Department.

4) Children who have no insurance coverage may receive immunizations from the Health Department.

5) Children who are Alaskan Native or American Indian are eligible to receive immunizations from the Health Department Eligibility for state-supplied children's vaccine is illustrated in this screening algorithm from the Wisconsin Immunization Program.

On your appointment day, please bring your immunization records with you.