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INTRODUCTION:

Immunizations can help prevent someone from developing disease, and subsequently the spread of that disease to others. The vision of the Wisconsin Immunization Program is to eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization.
 

SMCHD SERVICES:

The Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department (SMCHD) provides immunizations for eligible populations to reduce the spread of disease, and to protect our community.
 
SMCHD is a Vaccine for Children (VFC) provider, and is able to provide all Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) childhood vaccines to children ages 18 years and younger who:
  • Are enrolled or eligible for Medicaid
  • Are American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Don’t have health insurance
  • Have health insurance that doesn’t pay for all vaccines 
The SMCHD also participates in the Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program, and can provide select vaccines to those age 19 and over who are uninsured or under-insured (their health insurance does not include any vaccines).
 
We also have private pay influenza, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines available.  
The Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) is an online database that tracks vaccine records for Wisconsin children and adults. Because many people in Wisconsin receive vaccines from more than one provider, the WIR helps you to find your own or your child’s immunization records.
 
 
The SMCHD is a member of the Northeast Wisconsin Immunization Coalition (NEWIC), which serves as an advocate for vaccination, and supports legislation for better immunization funding.
 
 

IMMUNIZATION DAYS AND TIMES

SMCHD currently offers vaccinations on Wednesdays by appointment only. Click the button below to schedule an appointment online or call our office at (715) 526-4808. Please note if you have private insurance that covers vaccines, you will need to make an appointment with your or your child's physician to get vaccinated.


 

Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department does NOT offer any travel vaccinations. If you are in need of travel vaccinations, please click the button below to locate a travel clinic near you. 
 

 

CURRENT EVENTS: 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recently called on Wisconsinites to make a plan to get vaccinated against respiratory illnesses this fall.
 

The SMCHD has private pay influenza vaccine available for $35 per dose.

Visit vaccines.gov to find where you can get the updated COVID-19 vaccine. Check with your local provider to find out if you or your child are eligible for the RSV vaccine.
 

DATA:
 
The SMCHD partners with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and local health care providers to improve the rates of children who receive the universally recommended childhood vaccines. For information on immunization rates in our area, please visit: Immunization: Rate Data | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

EVALUATION:

In 2022, 59% of children in Shawano County received all of the age-appropriate vaccines by age two.
 
The SMCHD continues to collaborate with other stakeholders to implement activities to improve the immunization rate in this population, in an effort to decrease vaccine preventable disease.

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