Health Department


Jefferson County Health Department
1541 Annex Road
Jefferson, WI 53549

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Health Department

Public Health
Environmental Health
Rock River Free Clinic

Immunization Clinic Hours
Lower Level Clinic Area
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
No appointment needed

Staff & Management Hours
Upstairs Administration Area

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Community Health Assessment Survey

Jefferson County Health Department
Fort HealthCare
Dodge County Human Services & Health Department
Watertown Department of Public Health
Watertown Regional Medical Center
Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation
Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership

Invite YOU to take a Community Health Survey.

Please click on the link below to take the survey.
We want your opinion on the health needs of Dodge and Jefferson Counties.

Your opinion matters!! Please take this survey by September 1, 2016

Link to Community Health Assessment Survey

Link to Community Health Assessment Survey in Spanish


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5 Tips for Flu Shots for Children
From Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
If you’re like most parents, you were thrilled when the intranasal influenza vaccine, known as FluMist®, was released. The nasal spray flu vaccine was a way to protect your child against influenza without another shot.
Unfortunately, due to its decreased effectiveness over the past few years, FluMist is not recommended for use in the United States during the 2016-2017 flu season. The traditional flu shot is effective and recommended for everyone age 6 months and older to prevent influenza and decrease the risk of complications.
For children used to receiving the inhaled FluMist, the idea of a flu shot may produce anxiety and worry. Here are five ways you can help your child cope. 

  1. Use distraction. Let your child play a favorite game or video on a smart phone or tablet. Tell you child a funny story. Blow bubbles. Play I-spy. Talk about an upcoming vacation or holiday.
  2. Offer comfort. If your infant or toddler uses a pacifier or sleeps with a favorite stuffed toy, offer it before the shot. Hold your child’s hand or hug her to reassure her.
  3. Just relax. Encourage your child to keep his muscles loose like play dough instead of hard like an apple.  The visualization and muscle movement will help the shot go in more easily and hurt less.
  4. Cough. Encourage your child to cough once before the shot and once during the shot. A 2010 study showed children who rapidly inhaled and exhaled had less pain and discomfort.
  5. Tell, don’t warn. If you make the flu shot seem like a big deal, your child will too. Be matter-of-fact about why she needs the shot and how it will protect her. And, set an example by getting your flu shot this year. The influenza vaccine can keep you healthy and help keep influenza out of your house this winter.

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