Immunization Basics

Protect yourself and your family from serious diseases - get immunized.

  • Can my child get free or low cost shots?
    Find out if your child qualifies for the Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program (MnVFC), which offers free or low cost shots for children 18 years of age and younger.
  • Vaccines for Adolescents
    Information for adolescent 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.
  • 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
  • Vaccine 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
  • Vaccinate Your Baby
    Every Child by Two resources to help make informed decisions about vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Tuesday, 10-Jul-2012 15:33:13 CDT