During February 2018 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Heplisav-B, a single antigen hepatitis B vaccine, administered as a 2-dose series (0, 1 month) for use in persons aged 18 years and older. This vaccine will be soon available for local health departments and tribal health clinics to order through the Wisconsin Immunization Registry and administer to eligible adults, according the Immunization Program Policy and Procedure Manual. We anticipate it being available by August 1, 2019.
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Updates
An updated monthly pertussis report is now available on the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases page under 2019 Reports. This report summarizes pertussis case occurrence and investigation activity in Wisconsin this year. The mumps report has also been updated and can be found on the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases page under 2019 Reports. This report details mumps cases in Wisconsin since November 2016.
Measles Resources for Summer Camps
Many summer camps in Wisconsin are in session. For local health departments and other partners who work with summer camps, please reach out to the camps in your area to share the following resources:
Resources from the American Camp Association (ACA)
Looking for camps in your area or jurisdiction? Take a look at the American Camp Association website. You can narrow your search by camp type (e.g. day camp, overnight), state, and other search options such as zip code. The ACA also recently put out a statement about measles ACA 2019 Measles Update.
General Measles Resource to Share With Camps (previously shared with the LIONS camp association)
Sample Messaging for Camp Directors
As the 2019 camp season begins, we encourage camp operators to review camp procedures to regarding communicable diseases, including measles. Work with your local health jurisdiction to ensure camp operators are prepared to respond quickly if a case of measles is suspected in a camper, staff member, or volunteer.