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October 18, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that influenza activity in the state for the week ending Oct. 5 was sporadic, making this a good window of time to remind patients and their caregivers to get the influenza vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to recommend routine influenza immunization of all children without medical contraindications, starting […]

September 8, 2019

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are seeking to partner with pediatricians, pediatric providers and/or pediatric clinics interested in increasing adolescent immunization rates by implementing vaccine recall/reminder messages. The target population is 11-13 year-olds who do not have documentation of HPV 1, Tdap, HPV2 or MCV/MCV4. […]

August 12, 2019

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. The Minnesota Department of Health maintains data relating to immunization coverage rates. You can view school immunization rates, as well as immunization rates at the county level, based on information collected through […]

July 21, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is rolling out changes to the Annual Immunization Status Report (AISR), through which schools are required to report the immunization or exemption status of students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Schools have been reporting on the first dose of meningococcal vaccine, MenACWY, for seventh-graders since September 2014. This fall, MDH will ask schools […]

Many thanks to the pediatricians, med-peds, residents, fellows and international medical graduates who offered/assisted with immunization education during the snowy winter and during Ramadan 2019. We reached over 3,000 Somali adults at the immunization education and question/answer sessions at 19 mosques throughout Minnesota. Participating physicians included:  Drs. Kathy Kulus, Gary Snead, Ann Sneiders, Krista Hemmesch, Vijay […]

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