Wisconsin Public Schools Required Vaccinations
Wisconsin Immunization Registry
You may access your student's vaccination records here using their name, date of birth and SSN or Medicare number.
For those that do not vaccinate due to religious, medical or personal reasons, please complete sections 1, 4 and 5 of the student vaccination record sheet. You must check all vaccinations you are waiving.
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If the school district is
1) missing your child's vaccination records
2) your child is behind on vaccinations or
3) you do not vaccinate and an updated waiver is needed,
you will be receiving a Legal Notice from the State of WI that is sent from the District Nurse, Kelly Barlow. These legal notices are required by law to be sent home. The legal notice is written by the State Legislators, not the Shorewood School District or the District Nurse.
Click here to see the full schedule of all vaccinations for persons aged 0 through 18 years.
To protect students from diseases that are preventable by immunization, Wisconsin law requires all students to show that they have received the required immunizations or have a signed waiver. Below you will find links to information about the law and materials that schools, day cares, and public health agencies use to implement the law (dhs.wisconsin.gov).
Although some vaccinations are not required by the State for entrance to public schools, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services and American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend students receive the following vaccinations:
- Hepatitis B*
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)*
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Inactive poliovirus*
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)*
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)*
- Hepatitis A
Adolescent (Click for fact sheet) -
- Meningococcal/Meningococcal B
- Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap)*
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Annual (All ages) -
* - Required
Influenza is a contagious disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). It can cause mild to severe illness, sometimes leading to death. Influenza symptoms often begin suddenly, with fever, headache, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches. The best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated each year. Click here to read more about influenza and the annual influenza vaccination. (WDHS)Meningococcal Disease
Invasive meningococcal disease is an acute and serious infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. It can cause sepsis (bloodstream infection), meningitis (inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord), and pneumonia. Click here for more information. (WDHS)
HPV (Human Papilomavirus)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a highly contagious infection that is very common in the United States, where an estimated 14 million people are newly infected each year. Over 120 types of HPV exist, of which 40 are known to cause infection. Certain HPV types can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, penis, vagina, anus, and oropharynx (throat). The HPV vaccine can prevent the risk of HPV-related health complications. Click here for more information on how to protect your student from certain cancers! (WDHS)