Immunizations

Routine childhood immunizations are available to:  children who have no health insurance, children with health insurance but no vaccine coverage, children on Medicaid/Badgercare, children who are American Indians or Alaskan Natives. No one will be denied a federally funded vaccine due to inability to pay.

Adult vaccines are available to anyone for a small fee and include:

  • Hepatitis  A  $40.00
  • Hepatitis  B $45.00
  • Influenza $36.00
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria acellular Pertussis (Tdap)  $10.00

Adults who have no health insurance or health insurance with no vaccine coverage may be eligible for state funded vaccines, cost is $10.00 per appointment, call the Lincoln County Health Department for complete listing of vaccines available and to see if you qualify. No one will be denied a state funded vaccine due to inability to pay.

TB skin testing is available for $15.00.  Please call 715-536-0307 to schedule an appointment.

Merrill Immunization Clinics 2017

Location:  Lincoln County Health Department, 607 N. Sales Street Suite 101, Merrill, WI 54452

Appointments are needed. Contact 715-536-0307 to schedule an appointment.

2nd Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Jan 10

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Dec 12

3rd Wednesday 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Jan 18

Feb 15 Mar 15 April 19 May 17 June 21 July 19 Aug 16 Sept 20 Oct 17 Nov 15

Dec 20

Please note the Wednesday October Clinic will be the third Tuesday of the month 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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Who needs a MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine?MeaslesData_3-15

  • Children aged 12 months through 4 years should have 1 dose of MMR vaccine.
  • Children 4-5 years through 18 years should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine.
  • Adults born during or after 1957 should have 1 dose of MMR vaccine. College students, persons who will be traveling outside the U.S and healthcare workers should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine or blood work that shows immunity.
  • Adults born before 1957 are considered protected given the likelihood of previous natural infection and no shot is needed.
  • Healthcare workers born before 1957 should receive 2 doses of MMR or have blood work that shows immunity.

Tetanus, Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)

Due to the continued pertussis outbreak in the state, the Lincoln County Health Department continues to offer the Tdap vaccine to all Lincoln County Residents requardless of health insurance status.  The Tdap vaccine is recommended for those 11 years and older including the elderly.  According to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) as of January 1, 2015, 48% of Lincoln County residents and 30% of Wisconsin residents age 65 years and older have received a dose of the Tetanus, Diphtheria acellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.  This is very exciting news to have such high Tdap coverage rates among the elderly in our county.  By receiving the Tdap vaccine people are not only protecting themselves from disease but also all the babies who are too young to receive the vaccine.  Those babies rely on those around them, whether at the grocery store, in church, at restaurant or family gatherings to supply them with the protect they need.

Pneumonia Vaccine-those 65 years and Older

Recently new recommendations have been made for the use of pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccines in those age 65 years and older. There are two pneumococcal vaccines available, the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13).

Previously most people received one shot of PPSV23 around age 65; now the recommendations are to receive both the PPSV23 and PCV13.  These vaccines are not given at the same visit. PCV13 vaccine is given first followed by the PPSV23 12 months later.  However, most people age 65 years and older have already had the PPSV23 so they would only need the PCV13 vaccine which should be given at least 1 year after the PPSV23 vaccine. Call your provider or the Lincoln County health Department at 715-536-0307 to see if you need these vaccines.

Immunize on Schedule

Immunizations help keep ALL of Lincoln County healthy, and helps prevent the spread of disease.

Wisconsin State School Law

State law requires that all public and private school and daycare students present written evidence of immunizations against certain diseases within 30 days of admission. These requirements can be waived only if a properly signed health, religious or personal conviction waiver is filed with the school/daycare. Wisconsin Immunization Record

Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS)

VISs are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Vaccine Information Sheet

Traveling

Certain vaccines are needed for those traveling outside the United States, Travel Vaccine Information.

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