Routine vaccinations are important for protecting our community from disease. Vaccines prevent disease in the people who receive the vaccine and also those who come in contact with unvaccinated people. For more information on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases, please talk with your health care provider, or call us at the Health Department.
Immunizations can be given to eligible clients at the Health Department. Please call us to set up an appointment at 715-478-3371.
The Health Department provides FREE immunizations to children who qualify for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program. This includes children through 18 years of age who are:
- Underinsured (has health insurance, but the coverage does not include all vaccines or only covers selected vaccines)
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Medicaid eligible
For more information on what vaccines are required for day cares and schools, please click here.
Parents should keep up-to-date immunization records. If you need information on your child’s past immunizations, the Health Department may be able to access those records through the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). For more information, please click here.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment contact the Forest County Health Department at 715-478-3371.
Recommended Childhood Vaccine Schedule
Why Do Adults Need to Be Vaccinated?
- If they were not completely immunized as a child.
- Immunity may fade over long periods of time.
- As we age, we become more susceptible to diseases caused by common infections, such as flu and pneumonia.
- For a complete list of adult recommended vaccine, please click here.
Health Department Adult Vaccines and Fees
- Tetanus (with Pertussis): Free
- Flu: $35
- Hepatitis B: $65