Proposed Rule Order for DHS 146 Available for Public Comment

The Proposed Rule Order for DHS 144, which gives the Wisconsin Department of Health Services the authority to establish immunization requirements for entry into Wisconsin schools and child care centers, is available for review and public comment from September 24 to October 9, 2018.

The Proposed Rule Order and online link to submit a public comment are found here:

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations for the Prevention of Influenza

The annual influenza letter with the summary of the 2018-2019 ACIP recommendations, signed by Dr. Jay Gold, Dr. James Conway, Dr. Jonathan Temte and Dr. James Vergeront is now available. The letter will also be available next week on the Immunization Program Home page. Please be sure to review the importance guidance.

Please share widely with colleagues and other interested parties.

Fall Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) User Group Meetings

Below you will find the dates and locations of all of the WIR user group meetings, as well as how to sign-up for one. Some regions have multiple locations and dates, so please pick the one that fits best with your schedule. All user groups will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

WIR User Group Agenda Items:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • General updates (statistics, staffing, WIR passwords)
  • On boarding for new WIR users
  • Influenza data timeliness
  • Data quality and client Deduplication
  • Heplisav- B update
  • WIR Trainings
  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) and WIR
  • Webinar series
  • Interactive question and answer session with Immunization Program staff

Northeast Region WIR User Group Meetings
Register by contacting Christie Reese at 920-448-5232 or by email at, at the Northeast Regional Office or Susan Nelson, Regional Immunization Advisor, at 920-448-5231 or via email to

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fond Du Lac Fond Du Lac County Health Department
160 South Macy Street
Legislative Chamber room on the First Floor
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935

Parking is available at the morgue lot at 134 Western Ave. (drive past the county building on Macy Street and turn right at stop light onto Western Avenue. The parking lot is on the left just over the bridge about one block from the county building). Parking in the county lot adjacent to the County Building has a two hour limit.

October 31, 2018,

State Office Building
200 North Jefferson Street
Room 152 A
Green Bay, WI 54301

Parking is available in the Pine or Cherry Street ramps at a rate of .75 cents per hour. Please be sure to have change for parking.

Southeast Region WIR User Group Meeting
Please register by contacting Jacqueline Sills Ware at 414-227-4876 or email at the Southeast Region Advisors,, or Monica Thakur, at 414-227-3995 or email at

October 3, 2018

Milwaukee County Sheriff Training Academy
Michigan Room, located within the Madison Training Center
225 South 68th Street
Franklin, WI

Ample parking will be available in front of the building.

Western Region WIR User Group Meeting
Please register by contacting the Western Regional Advisor, James Zanto, at (715) 836-2499 or via email at

October 16, 2018

Wisconsin Division of Public Health Western Regional Office
610 Gibson Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Parking is available at the location.

Northern Region WIR User Group Meeting

Please register by contacting your Northern Regional Advisor, Christie Oestreich, at 715-365-2709 or

October 10, 2018

630 Sanborn Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806.

The conference room on the left when you walk through the main entrance.
Parking and the main entrance are in the back of the building.

October 11, 2018

2187 N. Stevens Street
Suite C (last set of doors on the building)
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Parking is available at the building location.

Southern Region WIR User Group Meeting
To register, please email Dr. Wilmot Valhmu at

October 9, 2018

Wisconsin Department of Corrections
3099 East Washington Avenue
Michigan Room, located within the Madison Training Center
Madison WI, 53704

Park in any of the designated parking spots on the parking permit that will be sent to you upon registration for the meeting.