Routine childhood vaccinations have made such an impact on public health that immunizations are considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century.

Before vaccines, many children died from diseases such as polio. Through the introduction of routine vaccinations, many of these diseases are becoming rare in the U.S. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause them still to exist.  Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.

The Polk County Health Department provides vaccines including flu vaccine under the Vaccine for Children program from the state. This program provides free vaccines to children who are uninsured, covered by Badger Care or whose insurance specifically does not cover vaccines. Children with insurance coverage for vaccines must obtain their vaccine through their medical provider. The Health Department also carries some adult vaccines including annual flu vaccine.

Wisconsin Immunization Law requires all children attending daycare, public and private schools to show proof of vaccinations for certain diseases. Daycare and school officials are required to notify parents of these requirements and any missing vaccine doses.

Limited vaccines are available for those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Badger Care. To schedule an appointment for a child/adult immunization or for more information call the Polk County Health Department at 715-485-8400.

Use this quiz to help determine which vaccines you may still need.

For more vaccine info visit CDC: Vaccines and Immunizations | CDCTravel Vaccine Information
Polk County does not provide Travel Vaccines.  Please contact your medical provider regarding travel.

Adult Vaccination
We are a provider of Vaccine for Adults through the state of Wisconsin. If you have insurance that doesn't cover vaccines or are uninsured, we can provide Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis), Pneumococcal Conjugate, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide, Hepatitis A and B. Please call the Health Department at 715.485.8400 if you have vaccine related questions.

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