Got Your Shots?
A Providers Guide to Immunizations in Minnesota
Got Your Shots? A Providers Guide to Immunizations in Minnesota has all the information you need to make sure patients are properly immunized and vaccine is stored correctly. Be sure to use the most up-to-date charts, tables, and schedules, by following the links included with each chapter.
- Managing Vaccine
Only viable vaccine will protect your patients. You can’t tell by looking at vaccine whether it has lost potency through mishandling or improper storage. Everyone who works with vaccines must to be familiar with best practices for minimizing the risk of vaccine becoming nonviable.
- Screening and Assessing
Critical steps for appropriately assessing your patient’s immunization needs and the tools to complete those steps.
- Vaccine Administration
Proper vaccine preparation, site and route selection, needle length, and injection techniques are essential to the appropriate administration of vaccines. Being ready to handle rare reactions is essential.
- Documenting Shots
Tips and tools to make documenting shots a more accurate, less complicated task.
- Immunization Laws, Rules, and Regulations
Federal and state laws designed to ensure that people are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Abbreviations (PDF)
A list of commonly used abbreviations used in the Providers Guide.
- Resources (PDF)
Listing of organizations and resources that give practical immunization information to complement the Providers Guide.