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Immunizations help protect you and your children from serious illnesses. Vaccines should be given as recommended to provide maximum protection.
Important Changes toImmunization Clinics
The City of Racine Health Department provides vaccines to children and adults by appointment only. According to Federal and State guidelines, as of October 1, 2012, local health departments may only vaccinate individuals who are: • Underinsured (vaccines are not covered by health insurance); • Uninsured; • Covered by BadgerCare or Medicaid.If vaccines are covered by your health insurance, you must go to your healthcare provider. However, due to the current outbreak of pertussis, the Health Department will give vaccines that contain pertussis (DTap and Tdap) to all children and adults, regardless of insurance status.
Contact the Health Department if you are unsure of your vaccine eligibility. You may contact the Health Department Clinic at 262-636-9431.
School Immunization Law
Immunization Clinic Hours and Schedule
Immunization Clinic Fees
Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccines
Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Tests
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Immunization RecordsIf you need a copy of immunization records for yourself or another loved one, you may print them at home. Visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry Record Search page.
First and last names, as well as birth date and social security number or Medicaid ID number are required to lookup a record.
Immunization Clinic HoursAll immunization clinics are held by appointment only. You must call 262-636-9431 to schedule an appointment.
1st & 3rd Tuesday each Month: 1:30 - 4:00 P.M.
Note: All TB skin tests are read on Thursday afternoon of the clinic week, between 1:30 and 4:00 P.M. Tests must be read at least 48 hours after placement; the nurse will give you a return time.
The vaccinations and TB skin test provided in our Clinic follow the fee schedule below:
All Child ShotsResidents (City of Racine, Wind Point, and Elmwood Park):$10 for the first vaccine, $5 per additional ($20 maximum).
Non-Residents:$15 for the first vaccine, $5 per additional ($25 maximum).
TB Skin TestResidents (see above): $10*
*These fees cannot be waived.
Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and vomiting, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and those with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious complications resulting from the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Vaccination begins each fall and continues through spring. This time period matches the time of the year when influenza becomes most widespread in the U.S.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection. Bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites can all cause pneumonia. Pneumonia is of particular concern for those over 65 or with a chronic illness or weakened immune system. However, it can also occur in young, healthy people. Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. Pneumonia often is a complication of another condition, such as the flu. Antibiotics can treat most common forms of bacterial pneumonias, but antibiotic-resistant strains are a growing problem. The best defense against pneumonia is simply to be vaccinated.
If interested in receiving an influenza or pneumonia vaccine, call your primary care physician or local pharmacy.
See the following links for more information on the flu, and how to protect you and your family.
Pandemic InfluenzaClick for our Pandemic Influenza page.
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a common disease caused by infectious bacteria primarily affecting the lungs. TB is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing, or close personal contact with an infected individual. Exposure to TB can be detected by a simple skin test.
TB skin tests are given during our regularly scheduled Immunization Clinics. Test results are provided on Thursday of the same week between 1:30 and 4:00 P.M. You will be given a return time when the test is placed.
TB Skin Test Fees
Children: Birth through Age 6
Easy-to-Read Schedule from the CDC
Children: Age 7 through Age 18
Adults: Age 19+
Immunization Schedule from the CDC
International TravelIf you will be traveling outside of the United States to certain parts of the world, vaccinations and/or other treatments may be required or recommended. These would be in addition to the normal vaccines you receive in this country.
Visit the CDC Traveler's Health website for information about what is recommended for the places you will be traveling. Below is a list of International Travel Clinics in the area:
International Travel Clinics
For More InformationIf you have questions or would like more information, call 262-636-9431.
See the following links:Vaccine Information SheetsCommon Misconceptions about VaccinesHow Vaccines Prevent DiseaseWhat would happen if we stopped vaccinations?MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause AutismVaccines Work Answers and Advice about Your Baby's Shots
Racine Area Health Care Options Where to Get Immunizations
Where to Get Immunizations
Public Service Announcements about the importance of protecting yourself and your family:
Main Phone: 262-636-9431Fax: 262-636-9564After-hours Public Health Emergencies:262-886-2300Email:PublicHealth@CityofRacine.org
Immunization Clinic Location & Hours:730 Washington AvenueGarden Level, Room 4Racine, WI 53403
1st, 3rd Tuesday each Month1:30 - 4:00 P.M.
Closed 11:55 AM – 1 PM
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