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Adult Immunizations (19 Years & Older)

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Adults need immunizations too. Your age, lifestyle, health, past vaccines, and travel can affect what you need. Protect your health and those around you. Get your shots!


Immunizations are done by appointment only. Call (608) 266-4821.


See what shots you may need!

Adults Who May Get Immunized at Public Health (FREE)

ADULTS (19 Years and older)

  • Do not have insurance for immunizations

Can get:
  • Influenza
  • Tdap
  • HPV: 19-26 years of age
  • Meningitis: 19-21 years of age
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Pneumococcal: 65 years and older
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Zoster (Shingles): 60 years and older (must qualify through the Merck guidelines below)

Adults who qualify because of RISK FACTORS

Can get:
  • Hepatitis A and/or B (with risk factors below)
    • Men who have sex with men
    • People with chronic liver disease
    • Have multiple sex partners
    • IV drug users
    • Diabetics
    • For complete list call 608-266-4821.
  • Pneumococcal (19-64 years for those who smoke, have asthma, diabetes, diseases of heart, lung, kidney)


Available for Zoster (shingles) vaccines to adults with no insurance for vaccines, with income below:

  • $47,080 or less for individuals
  • $63,720 or less for couples

Hepatitis A and B are temporarily unavailable through the Merck Program due to manufacturing shortages.  Check back in 2018.

Shingles Vaccine Now Available

Shingles is a painful disease caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. In the US, 98% of adults are at risk for developing Shingles. As the rash from shingles heals, a long-lasting pain may develop. Other serious problems caused by shingles include skin infection, muscle weakness, scarring, and decrease or loss of vision or hearing.

There is a vaccine to help prevent shingles. It is for people 60 and older, even if you have already had shingles.

  • The shot is covered under all Medicare Part D plans and some other private insurance. Check with your plan, or your pharmacist if you have Medicare D.
  • You may qualify for free shingles vaccine through Merck's Patient Assistance program. See qualifications above. Adults with Medicare part B only may qualify.
  • Call (608) 266-4821 to schedule an appointment.
Key Contacts

(608) 266-4821

Wisconsin Immunization Registry
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