Immunization clinics are offered several times a month in the Health Department. Clinics are canceled when City Hall is closed. Please consult the Immunization Clinic Calendar linked below for indicated closings.
Immunization Clinics are run on a first-come, first-served basis. All immunizations are subject to availability, Wisconsin State Immunization Program
guidelines, and Health Department medical orders and policies.
- First Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (by appointment only)
- Second Tuesday: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
- Fourth Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schedule for July 2017-June 2018
What to Bring
You should bring your or your child's immunization record. If you do not have a copy of the record, please call your health care provider before coming to the clinic. The public health nurse needs to see the previous immunization dates to make appropriate and safe vaccination decisions. Many health care providers are a part of the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR), and you may be able to access your record through the WIR website.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children. If you must send another designated adult, appropriate non-attendant paperwork must be completed. Please contact the Public Health Information and Referral Nurse at (414) 479-8939 or via Email to discuss your particular need.
Changes in the Federal Vaccine Program
Due to changes in federal funding, the Wauwatosa Health Department (WHD) will not be able to provide immunizations to children who are fully insured as of October 1, 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define fully insured as “anyone with insurance that covers the cost of vaccine, even if the insurance includes a high deductible or co-pay”. This definition includes situations when immunization costs are denied for payment because the plan’s deductible had not been met. As federal guidelines allow, the WHD will continue to provide the following services at no cost (free):
Letter from the State of Wisconsin regarding the changes in vaccine coverage.
- Vaccines to children through age 18 years with no insurance
- Vaccines to children through age 18 years with medical assistance funding (ex: BadgerCare)
- Vaccines to children through age 18 years who are native Americans
- Vaccines to children through age 18 years who are Alaskan natives
- In addition, WHD will offer pertussis-containing vaccines, due to the current statewide outbreak in Wisconsin.
All recommended childhood immunizations are available free of charge for children that meet the requirements listed above. Some adult vaccines are available for a fee, payable by cash or check. We do not accept credit or debit cards at this time.
Additional Vaccine Information