Early Childhood Immunization
To build a stronger, healthier community, the Early Childhood Immunization Network is focused on innovative education, communication, and collaboration to improve and sustain vaccination rates for children aged 19-35 months in the City of Milwaukee to reduce (or protect against) the incidents of vaccine-preventable diseases.
This collaboration of all of Milwaukee’s hospital health systems, federally qualified health clinics and other community partners is working to promote on-time/up-to-date immunizations and reduce missed opportunities for young children.
Milwaukee’s hospital health systems:
- Children’s Hospital of WI
- Aurora Health Care
- Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
- Columbia St. Mary’s Health System
- Wheaton Franciscan Health Care
Federally qualified health clinics:
- Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
- Outreach Community Health Centers
- Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
- Progressive Community Health Centers
Through collaboration we are working with the Wisconsin Immunization Program to promote increased training and utilization of the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR), working with health systems to share best practices for vaccinating and decreasing missed opportunities, and promoting data sharing to increase best identify areas of need for improvement.