Immunization Basics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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 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
  • 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 Friday, February 12, 2016 at 04:27PM