Childhood Vaccinations

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The Winnebago County Health Department encourages all children to get caught up on any immunizations they may be behind on. Find information below about upcoming childhood vaccination clinics.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Info:

  • Children ages 12-17 years are currently eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine

  • Children ages 5-11 years will soon be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine (see below for more info)
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 Childhood Vaccination Clinics

Winnebago County Health Department Vaccine Clinics

Call to Schedule:

920-232-3000

The Winnebago County Health Department will be offering free childhood vaccination clinics by appointment at our Oshkosh office location (112 Otter Ave, Oshkosh, WI).

All childhood vaccinations will be available along with the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 years and older. 

Eligible families are encouraged to call 920-232-3000 to schedule an appointment.

  • Eligibility for children to receive vaccines at the health department includes:

    • No Insurance​

    • Underinsured (a child who has health insurance, but the coverage does not include all vaccines)

    • Medical Assistance (includes BadgerCare)

    • Native American or Native Alaskan

Childhood & Adolescent Vaccines Available:

  • Rotavirus

  • Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B, Polio)

  • Kinrix (Kindergarten shot) (Dtap & Polio Combo.)

  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenza B Conjugate)

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

  • Varicella

  • Influenza

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) (0-7 yrs)

  • Polio

  • Pneumococcal (Prevnar)

  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Gardisil (9-18 yrs)

  • Meningococcal (11-18 yrs)

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and pertussis) (10-18 yrs)

  • COVID-19 Pfizer (12-18 yrs)

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COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID Hotline:

920-232-3026

Basic COVID-19 Vaccination Information:

  •  12-17 Year Olds: Any individual aged 12 years and older can get protection against COVID-19 through vaccination. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine available for those aged 12-17 years. 

  • 5-11 Year Olds: The FDA authorized and the CDC committee approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. However, it will still be a few days before most places in Wisconsin can vaccinate this age group as we await the policies and procedures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

    • This is where we currently are in the emergency use authorization approval process for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old:​

✅ FDA reviews clinical trial data

✅ FDA committee provides advice

✅ Official FDA authorization

✅ CDC committee provides recommendation

✅ Final CDC approval

❌ CDC publishes clinical considerations

❌ DHS issues policies and procedures

❌ Vaccinators complete specialized pediatric COVID-19 vaccination training 

We cannot begin administering COVID vaccinations to 5-11 year old children at our local community vaccine clinics until all these boxes are checked. While we’re waiting for the final approvals, here are important points to know:  

  • There is a lot of vaccine supply, it may just take a few days to get an appointment while demand is high.

  • If you have a regular doctor that your child sees for their other vaccines, we recommend calling their office to schedule an appointment.

  • If you don’t have a regular doctor for your child, there will be opportunities at local pharmacies and other community clinics. You can find a list of local vaccine clinics here: www.wcvaccine.org.

  • Not all clinics will offer vaccination options for children, please call the location directly or reach out to our COVID-19 Hotline staff at 920-232-3026.

  • Pfizer requires two doses, separated by 21 days. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days following your second dose.​

  • Other COVID-19 vaccinations available are the Johnson & Johnson, single dose vaccine, and the Moderna, two-dose vaccination series. Both of these vaccines are available to anyone aged 18 years and older.

    • You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

    • Moderna requires two doses, separated by 28 days. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the completion of the two-dose Moderna vaccination series. 

  • A full list of vaccination clinic locations can be found HERE. Our COVID-19 Hotline staff is also available to answer any questions you may have. Call 920-236-3026 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. 

  • If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ve taken the first step toward protecting yourself and your family and returning to activities you did before the pandemic. However, some family members may still need to take steps to protect themselves against COVID-19, such as children too young to get vaccinated or people with weakened immune systems. Here are some ways to help protect those family members.