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Free Flu Vaccine For Children and Adults

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get immunized against influenza every year. Older adults, young children, pregnant women, obese adults, and those with chronic health conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart or lung disease and others) are higher at risk for severe disease and health complications. Infants under 6 months of age are not able to be immunized but are at risk of severe disease—people who care for them should be immunized to surround the baby with protection. Flu vaccine not only protects you, but also those around you.

If you have insurance, call your regular medical clinic for information on their plans to offer flu shots this season. Many insurance policies also cover flu vaccine when given at the pharmacy. Check with your local pharmacist for details on your coverage.

Public Health Madison & Dane County can provide free injectable flu vaccine, by appointment only, to:

Children through 18 years who:

  • Have Medical Assistance or Badger Care (Forward card)
  • Have no health insurance
  • Insurance does not pay for immunization
  • Are Native American or Alaska Native

Adults 19 and older who:

  • Have no health insurance
  • Do NOT Have Medical Assistance or Badger Care (Forward card)
  • Insurance does not pay for immunization

Only injectable vaccine is available this season. Nasal flu vaccine is not recommended or available for the 2017-2018 flu season.

Call (608) 266-4821 for an appointment.

For information about seasonal flu:

Flu Vaccine

Get the flu vaccine every year–now recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. Don't take chances with your family's health.

Key Contacts

(608) 266-4821

Wisconsin Immunization Registry
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