Children's Immunizations

Vaccines are an important part of preventing disease.  Before vaccines existed, many children died each year from diseases such as polio, whooping cough, or measles.  Through the introduction of routine vaccinations, many of these diseases are becoming rare in the United States, though they still exist and can easily spread among unvaccinated people.

Infants, children, and teenagers may need different vaccinations throughout their childhood.  It is best to consult with your child's healthcare provider to determine exactly which vaccines your child may need. The Immunization Coalition can also help you determine whether your child is up-to-date with all recommended vaccinations.

Services Provided

Children's Immunizations

The Douglas County Public Health Service provides vaccinations at no cost to children who meet eligibility, through the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
  • Contact the Public Health Services at (715) 395-1304 for more information

School and Daycare Immunization Requirements

In order to protect the health of the public, the State of Wisconsin requires children enrolled in schools and daycares to have received certain vaccines.  For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

Wisconsin Immunization Registry

Parents can now track their child's immunization status by accessing the statewide Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR).

More Information
Parents are constantly concerned about protecting the health of their children.  While vaccines can help prevent your children from many deadly diseases, some parents also have concerns about vaccines.

If you have concerns about vaccines, please take a moment to review the following resources and videos:


Measles is a very contagious disease that can cause serious illness in vulnerable people such as infants, the elderly and people who are receiving cancer treatments. Reduce the chance of getting or spreading measles by getting vaccinated.