Wisconsin Immunizations requirements for 6th through 12th grade were changed in 2008. Student in grades 6-12 are required to have and adult dose of the TDaP. All students are required to have 2 doses of Varicella. As a parent you can check your childs immunization history online through the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). Below the list of immunizations your child has been given is a list that will tell you when the next immunizations are to be given or if they have had all their immunizations. This is an easy way to keep track of your childs immunizations.
Why Are Immunizations Necessary?
Children who are not completely immunized when they enter schools are left unprotected at a time when exposure to vaccine preventable diseases is most likely to occur. These diseases can lead to deafness, mental retardation, hearing loss and even death. Unless immunization levels remain high, outbreak can occur. if an outbreak does occur, un-immunized students may be excluded from school until the outbreaks subsides.
Immunization should start in early infancy and continue through early childhood. If this is done, only boosters are necessary at school entrance. Many colleges and universities also require proof of immunizations. The need for some immunizations continues throughout life. For example, older students and adults need a booster dose of TDaP. To schedule and receive immunizations for you or your family, contact your doctor, HMO or local health department. Your cooperation is appreciated. After immunizations are administered, submit the Student Immunization Record to the school district within thirty days of admission. The Student Immunization Record form is available below.