Immunizations


The United States has a record or near record low levels of vaccine-preventable diseases, but that does not mean these have disappeared. Many of the viruses and bacteria are still circulating in this country or are only a plane ride away. That’s why it’s important that individuals, especially infants and children, receive recommended immunizations on time.

Central Racine County Health Department provides vaccines to children and adults. Please see our brochures to view all of the immunizations we provide. Also, please view eligibility requirements as they have changed for all local health departments.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide recommended immunization schedules for all age groups. Please visit the CDC website to see what immunization you or your child may be due for.

Immunizations:

Pediatric and adult immunizations are given by appointment only.
APPOINTMENT LINE:
Call (262) 898-4460 for an appointment.

Location:

Central Racine County Health Department
10005 Northwestern Ave., US Bank Building - 2nd Floor
Franksville, WI 53126

Cost:*

  • 1 vaccine - $10
  • 2 vaccines - $15
  • 3 or more vaccines - $20
  • Badgercare/Medicaid: Fee exempt

*Excludes adult immunizations. Adult immunization prices vary by vaccine.


Eligibility

According to 2012 policies set by Federal and State agencies, local health departments may only vaccinate people who are uninsured, underinsured (vaccinations not covered by health insurance), or on Medicaid/Badgercare. If vaccinations are covered by health insurance, you must go to your healthcare provider. If you meet eligibility requirements but cannot afford the cost, the administration fee may be waived. DTaP and Tdap vaccinations are currently available to all children and adults, regardless of insurance status, at a cost of only $10 per shot. Please note that the State may change this at any time.

Useful Links Regarding Immunizations:


Vaccine Information For Travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an excellent source of information on travel vaccines, travel vaccine clinics, and current outbreak situations. Central Racine County Health Department does not have a specialized travel clinic. View more information on the wwwnc.cdc.gov website.

Travel immunizations are offered at the following sites in or near Racine County.

Dr. Robert Gullberg, MD
3811 Spring Street #301
Racine, WI 53405
(262) 687-8310

Medical College of Wisconsin
International Travel Clinic
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 805-6679

Waukesha Health Department
615 W. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 896-8430

Passport Health
219 North Milwaukee St., Suite 105
Milwaukee WI 53202
262-240-1031
passporthealthusa.com


Why Vaccines are Important

Many of the viruses and bacteria are still circulating in this country or are only a plane ride away. That’s why it’s important that children, especially infants and young children, receive recommended immunizations on time. It’s true that newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they received from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Further, young children do not have maternal immunity against some vaccine preventable diseases, such as whooping cough.

If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a vaccine-preventable disease, the child’s body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same diseases exist today, but babies are now protected by vaccines, so we do not see these diseases as often.

For more detailed information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases go to:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/vaccines

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:

CRCHD is a user of the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR), a computerized repository of individual immunization records.

To access your immunization record (name and SSN required) go to dhfsWIR.org.

Childhood Immunizations Brochure
 

Parents, please note the eligibility guidelines effective October 1, 2012.

If your child is insured, please make an appointment with your primary care provider for vaccinations.
If your chid is Vaccines for Children (VFC) eligible, you can continue to visit the local health department for vaccinations.

Who is VFC eligible?

Children through 18 years of age who are:

  • Medicaid eligible
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Underinsured (has health insurance, but the coverage does not include all vaccines. Speak with your local health department for specific eligibility requirements)


Adult Immunizations

Vaccines are not just for children.

Far too many adults become ill, are disabled, and die each year from diseases that could easily have been prevented by vaccines. Everyone from young adults to senior citizens can benefit from immunizations.

Central Racine County Health Department provides the following vaccines to adults:

  • Tdap
  • Td
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Adult Services Brochure