You will want to make sure your children are immunized for the upcoming school year and local health departments are offering clinics this week. Door County and Kewaunee County Public Health are holding immunization clinics all day Wednesday by appointment. Kewaunee County Public Health Officer Cindy Kinnard says parents can help by bringing their children’s medical records so they can be verified by public health.
Wisconsin state law requires all public and private school students to present written evidence of immunization against certain diseases within 30 days of school starting. Those diseases include diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, Hepatitis B, Varicella, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine. Kinnard notes that her department is not offering the COVID vaccinations for children right now as they wait to see if the state issues a new formalization this fall.