Public Immunization Record Access

Students in elementary school, high school, and college or university are asked for their immunization records every year.  Parents and guardians have access to those records online in Wisconsin.  The website is Wisconsin Immunization Program – Public Immunization Record Access at  The website will ask for the student’s first name, last name, birth date, social security number or Medicaid ID or provider chart number.

One caution about this website – if the student received his/her immunizations out-of-state, the record may not have that information.  Try it anyway, we moved here from another state, and her record was complete.

Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse

The website of WISC-tv Madison ( reported Wednesday on a new plan from the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse. The plan, called “2014 – 2020 Long Range Plan for a Safe Wisconsin,” can be found online here: The website includes both a dynamic HTML version of the report and a pdf that can be downloaded.

Documents in the news

A recent Channel 3000 story called attention to the cost of the proposed Madison-La Crosse power line.

For more information, see the Draft Environmental Impact Statement from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.

Thank you to Abbigail Swanton at the Department of Public Instruction, Division of Libraries and Technology, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning for calling our attention to this great example of a government document making the news!


Legislature Website Redesign

If you follow the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau on Twitter (@WILRB), you may already know that the Wisconsin Legislature Website has been completely redesigned. The Documents database is now found under the heading “Law and Legislation.” It does not look like there have been any major content changes, however. If you see something I missed that has changed, mention it in the comments!

Audit Report on the State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Another day, another doc in the news! This morning’s document is the audit of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, performed by the Legislative Audit Bureau pursuant to s. 25.17 (51m), Wis. Stats. and released on July 31. This document was mentioned on NPR this morning, and appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal (and probably other newspapers, as well).