Protect yourself and your family from serious diseases - get immunized.
- Who Needs
Vaccination schedules for babies, children, preteens, teens, and adults.
- Can my child get free or low cost shots?
Find out if your child is eligible for the Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program (MnVFC), which offersfor free or low cost shots for children 18 years of age and younger.
- Vaccines for Teens
Information for teen patients about what vaccines they need, where to find them, and other common questions.
- Vaccines for Adults
Information for adult patients about what vaccines they need, where to find them, and other common questions.
- Immunization Laws in Minnesota
Minnesota has various laws requiring immunizations for children and adults enrolled in child care, early childhood programs, school, and college settings. Legal exemptions are allowed - both for medical reasons and conscientiously held beliefs.
- Immunization Campaigns
Information on the latest campaigns promoting immunization. Find downloads for materials providers can use in their own promotion of immunizations.
- Tips for Finding Immunization Records
Tips on locating immunization records; includes suggestions on where to look and a description of records in the Minnesota immunization registry, MIIC.
- Reliable Sources of Immunization Information
This 2-page MDH publication gives health care providers and parents information on where to go for accurate and up-to-date information on vaccines and vaccine safety. It includes Web sites, phone numbers, and publications.
- Immunization stories
Minnesota parents share personal stories about why they feel immunization is important.
- Sound Advice
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) collection of interviews with pediatricians, researchers, advocates and other parents about children's vaccines. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women
CDC offers a guide to vaccinating pregnant women, includes routine and travel vaccinations. Attention: Non-MDH link
Information Statements: What You Need to Know
The CDC has prepared basic fact sheets on each vaccine. Each fact sheet has also been translated into a number of languages. These fact sheets are found on the Immunization Action Coalition web site. Attention: Non-MDH link
Immunization Law Exemption Provision
A summary of how to obtain a medical and conscientious exemption to the Minnesota immunization law.
- Vaccinate Your Baby
Every Child by Two resources to help make informed decisions about vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots (PDF: 138KB/6 pages)
Article written by Dr. Ari Brown for the Immunization Action Coalition to answer parents' common questions regarding vaccinating their children. Attention: Non-MDH link