Wisconsin Student Immunization Law

Wisconsin Student Immunization Law

The Wisconsin Student Immunization Law (State Statute 252.04 & Administrative Code 144) requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in Wisconsin school.

Two key times that students require updates to their vaccinations are at Kindergarten entry and again at the start of 6th grade.  A complete list of vaccines on file at school may be seen by signing in to the parent portal of Infinite Campus and viewing the dates listed under the Health tab. Contact the school nurse serving your school building for assistance. 

Age/Grade                     Number of Doses

PreK (2 yrs-4 yrs)                      4 or 5 DTP/DTaP/DT        3 Polio     3 Hep B       1 MMR        1 Varicella*


Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5               4 or 5 DTP/DTaP/DT/Td    4 Polio     3 Hep B       2 MMR        2 Varicella*


Grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12      4 or 5 DTP/DTaP/DT/Td     1 Tdap     4 Polio        3 Hep B        2 MMR        2 Varicella*

*Varicella vaccine/chickenpox shot is not required if your child has had the chickenpox disease.  Provide the chickenpox disease date instead.

*Tdap vaccine (adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis)

Immunization waivers may be completed for health reasons (signed by physician) or for religious or personal reasons (signed by parent/legal guardian) and must list the specific immunizations waived.  Immunization information is due to the school nurse no later than the 30th school day or October 13, 2016. Exclusion is mandatory for non-compliant public school students in grades K (5 year old) to 6 (through 5) beginning on the 30th school day for up to 10 days.  Exclusion for others is optional.

To be compliant, the parent (or guardian) must provide to the school one of the following:

1.      The date of vaccination (mm/dd/yy); or

2.      An indication that the child has a history of chickenpox; or

3.      A waiver for health, religious or personal conviction reasons.


How a parent/guardian/student may access his/her immunization records:

Several options exist for accessing a student's immunization record.

  1. Wisconsin Immunization Registry or WIR  click here for instructions.  Access is Internet based.
  2. Infinite Campus Portal.  Access is Internet based and shall be set up by contacting the District Registrar, Teresa Dyal, at 608/742-3715, extension 5002. Once in the Portal, click on the left column tab "HEALTH" to view the record on file with the District.  If you have any updates, please provide the name of the vaccine and date in MM/DD/YY format to the school nurse. The Student Record of Immunization form shall be used, filling in the updated information you want to provide school. Be sure to sign and date the form.
  3. Clinic electronic medical records-contact your personal clinic for instructions.

Local Health Department Immunization Services

Starting 10/1/2012, the local health departments will no longer be able to provide individuals with state supplied vaccines unless one of the following applies to the person getting vaccinated:
•    are 18 years of age and younger that, 
•        1) have no insurance or
•        2) are on Medical Assistance or
•        3) are Native American or
•        4) are Alaska Natives

In summary, on October 1, 2012, local health departments in Wisconsin cannot use state supplied  vaccine for children or adults that have health insurance that includes coverage for immunizations. 

This is a big change for the local health departments.  If you do not qualify for vaccines from the local health department, see your health care provider.


Student Immunization Record-English
Form to complete for immunization requirements.
Student Immunization Record - Spanish
Form to complete for immunizations.
Columbia County Health & Human Services Immunization Clinic List
The Columbia County Health & Human Services Department, Division of Health offers free immunizations. This is the listing of the 2017 process to follow. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child.

Marquette County Immunization Clinics 

Here is a list of immunization clinics for Marquette County.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany child.

Marquette County Health Department Immunization Clinic List
List of immunization clinics in Marquette County. This is for the 2017 clinics. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child.

The following are places to get your child's immunizations (shots) to be in compliance with the Student Immunization Law on September 1, 2008.

  • Family primary care provider
  • Local health department

If you choose not to have your child immunized, a waiver must be completed listing the specific immunizations being waived.  The waiver may be completed for health reasons and is signed by both the physician and parent/legal guardian.  The waiver may be completed for religious or personal conviction reasons and signed by the parent/legal guardian.  Completed waivers should be returned to the school nurse. 

If you choose a waiver, it is possible that your child would be excluded in case of a suspect or confirmed disease outbreak.  This is to protect the health of your child and those around your child.

The waiver form is attached in both English and Spanish.

Immunization Schedules for Children


Immunization Schedules for 7 to 18 year old Children

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