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Category: "Immunizations"

April 9, 2019

More immunization education sessions are being scheduled by imams for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Minnesota mosques in April and May. These immunization education sessions are part of the “Faith and Medicine” project which pairs a physician or resident with the imam at a mosque. The format of each session includes introductory comments from the imam, […]

February 27, 2019

By Vijay Chawla, MD, FAAP; and Sylvia Sekhon, MD, FAAP The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) identified that children of Somali descent who were 24 months of age had an MMR vaccination rate of nearly half that of their non-Somali peers: 46 percent compared to the rate among non-Somali children, which was 88 percent. During […]

December 10, 2018

MNAAP is seeking more pediatricians and residents interested in answering Somali parent questions about immunizations during mosque visits taking place December through February. These sessions are usually 60-90 minutes and will have a Somali interpreter at the session. We are working with 20 imams and mosques to provide this education for parents and interested elders. […]

February 6, 2018

By Margo Roddy, MN Department of Health; Diane Peterson, Immunization Action Coalition Compulsory vaccination for children enrolled in childcare facilities and schools has been a major contributor to the longstanding success of the immunization program in Minnesota and in programs across the country. The recent occurrence of large measles outbreaks has served to shine a […]

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