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April 3, 2023

Two separate weeks coming up in April offer the opportunity to increase attention and focus on the importance of immunizations. April 3 to 7 is Adolescent Immunization Action Week. The week encourages action to ensure adolescents are up to date on well visits and immunizations. For more information, tools, and resources to participate visit Adolescent Immunization […]

November 7, 2022

As of Nov. 4, twenty-one Minnesota children have become ill with measles in the Twin Cities area since June 2022. The case count will likely increase due to recent exposures in school and child care settings as well as in unvaccinated children who have recently traveled to countries where measles is endemic. Minnesota healthcare providers […]

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 […]

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