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January 19, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Health reports an increase in influenza-like illnesses reported in schools during the week ending Jan. 8, according to the MDH Weekly Influenza & Respiratory Illness Activity Report. One pediatric death has been recorded in the 2021-2022 flu season, and case numbers compared to the 2020-2021 flu season indicate this year will be […]

January 10, 2022

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Minnesota Department of Health’s immunization and SAGE cervical cancer screening programs in promoting on-time and catch-up Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for adolescents as well as routine cervical cancer screening for adults through social media. HPV infection can cause 6 types of cancer, including most cervical cancers. In Minnesota, […]

January 3, 2022

According to MDH, COVID-19 vaccine coverage rates for Minnesotan adolescents lag behind coverage levels for adults 18 and older. As of Dec. 29, 62 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with a range of 76.6 percent first dose coverage in the seven-county metro region to a low of […]

May 7, 2021

According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), 2020-21 school immunization data showed a troubling drop in the percentage of kindergarten and seventh-grade students fully vaccinated. Coverage for kindergarten students dropped by 3 percentage points for MMR, Varicella, DTaP, and Polio, when comparing the 2019-20 kindergarten cohort to the 2020-21 cohort. Larger decreases in coverage […]

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