Immunization Screening and Referral in WIC

Last Published: 10/19/2016

Immunizing children against certain diseases is one important way to help them stay healthy. WIC’s mission is to be a partner with other services that are important to childhood and family well-being, such as immunizations. As an adjunct to services that provide immunizations, the WIC Program’s role is to find out about a child’s need for immunizations and share that information with parents, including where to get a child immunized.

Immunization records and/or an infant/child’s immunization status are in no way tied to the receipt of WIC benefits.

For more information about the history of immunization screening and referral in WIC, educational materials, and other immunization resources, visit: 

Immunization Fact Sheet

For information on WIC’s role in immunization promotion, contact your State Agency: