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Wisconsin Immunization Update

Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The following is a report from the Wisconsin Immunization Program.


Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) Webinar

On May 17, 2018 from 12:00-1:00, the WIR Unit will be holding a webinar to review two available data quality tools: Provider Report Cards and the Error Reporting Tool.

Please note, you will need a computer with speakers or headphones in order to participate. There will not be a conference number to call in. Please click the following link a few minutes prior to 12:00 noon to join the webinar https://connect.wisconsin.gov/dhswirseries/

If you cannot join the webinar on Thursday, May 17,  2018 it will be recorded and you will be able to find the information on our website.  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization/wir.htm


For Vaccines for Children (VFC) Providers: Annual Reenrollment

This is a friendly reminder for Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers that annual reenrollment is due May 11, 2018 by close of business. If you have technical questions about reenrollment, please contact the WIR Helpdesk

For Local Health Departments: Herpes Zoster Policy and Procedure 

The herpes zoster vaccine section of the Immunization Program Policy and Procedure Manual has been updated to include information on Shingrix and may be found on the PCA Portal (Sharepoint).  

HPV Vaccine Distribution Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on May 3, 2018 regarding the amount of HPV vaccine ordered in 2017 in Wisconsin (for both public and private stock). The report indicated that sufficient HPV vaccine orders were placed to vaccinate all 11-year-olds and additional doses for catch-up vaccination of older teens in Wisconsin. The increase in HPV vaccine orders is an exciting milestone towards increasing HPV vaccine coverage for pre-teens in the state.


Upcoming WIR trainings

WIR trainings provide you with a hands-on experience using WIR and are designed as a train-the-trainer model. If you have ever wondered about all the functionality WIR has to offer and how it can benefit your clinic immunization workflows, consider registering.

Who is the training intended for?

  1. Organizations not currently established with WIR (this is a required training for this group)
  2. Existing organizations with new staff who have not yet received training
  3. Current WIR user(s) who are looking for a refresher

The training is free and available for anyone to attend. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register or if you have questions, please contact the WIR Help Desk by calling 608-266-9691.


The current scheduled training dates are:

Wed, May 16, 2018  ---  Milwaukee  ---  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wed, May 23, 2018  ---  Madison  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Wed, May 30, 2018  ---  Wausau  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Thu, May 31, 2018  ---  Green Bay  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Thu, Jun 07, 2018  ---  Milwaukee  ---  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wed, Jun 20, 2018  ---  Madison  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Wed, Jun 27, 2018  ---  Wausau  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Thu, Jun 28, 2018  ---  Green Bay  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Tue, Jul 10, 2018  ---  Ashland  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Wed, Jul 11, 2018  ---  Rice Lake  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Wed, Jul 18, 2018  ---  Milwaukee  ---  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wed, Aug 01, 2018  ---  Madison  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Tue, Aug 07, 2018  ---  Wausau  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Wed, Aug 08, 2018  ---  Green Bay  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Thu, Aug 23, 2018  ---  Milwaukee  ---  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wed, Aug 29, 2018  ---  Madison  ---  8:30 AM to 3:30 M


Disclaimer: While a particular date and location maybe listed above, seating is limited so availability is not guaranteed. Please contact the WIR Help Desk (number listed above) as soon as possible to register.