A variety of vaccines for children and adults are provided at the Marshfield and
Wisconsin Rapids Health Department locations. Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccinations
are available (as vaccine supply allows) during select times.
Immunize by TWO!
Timely immunizations help protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases You
can be emailed reminders as to when your child is due to be immunized! go to http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/schedule/tool.cfm
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics
The Wood County Health Department will NOT be hosting community seasonal flu vaccine
clinics for adults this year.
Influenza Vaccine is now recommended for all children 6 months through 18 years
of age. The Wood County Health Department has a limited supply of free flu vaccine
for children. Children's flu vaccine can be received at the Health Department (call
Free flu vaccine provided by the Vaccine For Children (VFC) program is now restricted
to children age 6 months through 18 years who have Medical
No insurance; Insurance that does not cover vaccines; Native American or Alaskan
If your child meets the eligibility for the free flu vaccine, please call 715-421-8911
or 715-387-8646 to make an appointment at the Health Department. No health department
community flu clinics will be offered.
If a child has private health insurance that covers vaccines, parents should call
their health care provider for the vaccine. The health department no longer offers
adult flu vaccine. Adult flu vaccines are available through medical clinics, pharmacies,
and community clinics. Aspirus VNA sponsors adult and children community flu clinics,
for a complete listing of clinic times and places.
Ways to protect yourself and your family
- Wash hands frequently.
- Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid large crowds.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Stay home until 24 hours after fever is gone.
- Call your health care provider if you develop influenza-like symptoms. You will
be advised as to whether you should be seen or if you need to take antiviral medications.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
often, especially after using tissues.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or sleeve.
- Don't share drinking cups and straws.
- Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Properly dispose of used tissues.
- Get plenty of rest and drink clear fluids to keep from becoming dehydrated.
- Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (i.e., door knobs, refrigerator handle,
Regular Immunization Clinics
Clinics are held monthly at the following locations in Wood County:
Wisconsin Rapids -
Wood County Health Department
Please make an appointment by calling 421-8911.
Wood County Annex & Health Center
Please make an appointment by calling 387-8646.
PLEASE BRING YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORD WITH YOU TO THE CLINIC
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WHEN
COMPLETING THE CONSENT FORMS
If a parent or guardian is unable to accompany the child to the clinic, they should
contact the Health Department prior to clinic time for arrangements to complete
- Childhood Immunizations (ages 0-18)
A $10.00 donation per child is encouraged to help defray the expenses of the clinic.
The suggested donation is the same no matter how many immunizations are received
at the time of the visit. No child is denied immunizations due to inability to pay.
- Adult Immunizations (ages 19+)
There is a registration fee of $10.00 per adult; this fee is the same no matter
how many immunizations are received at the time of the visit.
- There is a fee of $55.00 per dose of Hepatitis B for anyone age 19 and older.
- There is a fee of $10.00 per dose of Tetanus for anyone age 19 and older.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
Wood County Health Department follows the recommended schedule as suggested by the
state to ensure maximum protection for your child. For more information, please
click on the Immunization Brochure under Publication to the right.