The following is an update from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) New Password Requirements

Beginning November 30, 2018, WIR will be implementing new password requirements. In preparation for this change, WIR recommends that you change your password to meet these new requirements by Nov. 29, 2018, to avoid being locked out of the system.

New password requirements include:

  • A minimum of nine characters
  • At least one numeric (number) character
  • At least one special character (for example, !$&*)
  • Must contain a mix of upper and lower case characters

If you have any questions regarding these new requirements, please, email the WIR Help Desk at

Webinar: Current Issues in Immunization Webinar-Hepatitis A Guidelines: Homelessness, Post-exposure Prophylaxis and International Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a webinar on November 28, 2018, from noon-1:00 p.m. CST. The webinar will provide health care professionals with an update on Hepatitis vaccine recommendations.

New! Influenza Disease and Vaccine Flyers

The Bureau of Communicable Disease has created new influenza fact sheets for the 2018/2019 season. The fact sheets will be translated into Spanish and Hmong in the coming weeks.

Don’t miss any of these events – Teens

Not much gets done in a meeting of one – Lonely teddy bear; protect yourself and those around you

Not much gets done in a meeting of one – Lonely teddy bear; protect yourself and your coworkers

No one wants to get sick with the flu – Cartoon girl sick in bed

Only 1 in 3 adults got the flu vaccine – Young adults

School is too much fun to miss – Young children in school

Don’t let flu slow you down – Adult snowshoeing

Don’t let flu slow you down – Adults hiking

Is it the flu, a cold, or whooping cough -A table listing symptoms

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Update

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) hosted a webinar summarizing the updates from the ACIP October 2018 meeting. The webinar slides are available.