Immunizations protect you and your family
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin wants the kids we serve to be the healthiest children in the nation. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure our patients are protected from serious diseases that can be prevented. Vaccinations help keep children healthy so they can learn and grow.
Dr. Gutzeit talks about the importance of immunizations
Be a superhero. Immunize.
You don't need superpowers to win the battle against preventable diseases. All it takes is a vaccination. Help protect us all. Make sure you and your family are up-to-date on immunizations.
To help us make sure our patients are up-to-date on their vaccinations, Children's Hospital will look at immunization records as part of each hospital stay and clinic visit. The state has a computer database called the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) where health care providers can enter all vaccines that are given. You can check your child's records at http://dhfsWIR.org using their full name, Social Security number and birth date.
We will let you know if your child is missing vaccines. Some vaccines may be available at the hospital. Others need to be given at your clinic or through your local health department. Some clinics offer free or low-cost vaccinations.
A clinic where your family regularly gets medical care is called a medical home. Care providers at your medical home also can help make sure your child stays up-to-date with vaccines. Let us know if you need help finding a medical home. If you have a state insurance card, you also can call the 800 number on the back for help finding a medical home.
Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to learn about free or low-cost vaccinations.