Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference

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Celebrating and Fostering Immunization Champions

September 8-9, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center
Minneapolis, MN
Attention: Non-MDH link

On this page:
Conference objectives
Who should attend


Conference objectives

By the end of this conference, you will be better able to:

    • Understand the changes to the childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization schedules
    • Re-energize your team and create a culture of immunization champions
    • Effectively communicate about immunizations
    • Use MIIC and quality improvement (QI) strategies to improve immunization rates

    Who should attend

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Community vaccinators
  • Pharmacists
  • Public health professionals
  • Students (medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, etc.)
  • Anyone interested in immunizations


Registration will be open this summer.

Pre-Conference Workshop - Basics for New Immunizers: $25
This workshop is intended for people who are new to vaccinating. It will cover the basics of vaccine administration, including screening, preparing the injection, giving the shot, and patient observation. It will also cover an introduction to vaccine storage and handling, including temperature monitoring, inventory, and planning for emergencies.


  • Early bird: $100 through August 12
  • Late: $150 after August 12
  • Student: $50


Agenda at a Glance (PDF)
(Agenda is subject to change)

Thursday, Sept. 8

8-10 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop
10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (Conference Welcome)
11 a.m. Keynote
12 p.m. Lunch and exhibits
1 - 2 p.m. Keynote
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Awards ceremony
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout sessions
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break and exhibits
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Networking and exhibits
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Evening entertainment (light refreshments provided)

Friday, Sept. 9

8 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break and exhibits
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Breakout sessions
10:45 - 11 a.m. Break and exhibits
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Keynote
12 p.m. Closing Ceremonies


Exhibitor fee: $1,500
This includes registration for two people along with an 8-foot skirted table.

Exhibit scholarship fee: $150
Scholarships are available for organizations where the exhibitor fee is a barrier to participating. The fee includes registration for one person and an 8-foot skirted table. Fill out and submit the Exhibit Scholarship Application (Word) by Aug. 1, 2016.


Room blocks have been set up at these two hotels. Reserve your room by Aug. 8, 2016, to get the conference rate.

Embassy Suites Minneapolis North - $140/night (plus tax)
(Connected to the conference facility)
6300 Earle Brown Dr. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

To reserve a room:

  • Call 763-560-2700 and ask for the Got Your Shots Immunization Conference room block. Give them the group code: (GYS)
  • Book online through this GYS conference booking link
    Attention: Non-MDH link

Double Tree by Hilton Minneapolis North - $119/night (plus tax)
(2.5 miles from conference facility)
2200 Freeway Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55430

To reserve a room:

  • Call 763-566-8000 and ask for the Got Your Shots Immunization Conference room block
  • Book online through this GYS conference booking link
    Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Friday, June 24, 2016 at 02:03PM