Got Your Shots? News

An immunization update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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June 2015 (PDF)

  • Pneumococcal Vaccination: Unraveling the Confusion, Part 2
  • People with Asthma Need Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • MIIC Technical Issues Update
  • Get Involved with National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)!
  • 2015 Law Changes for Pharmacists who Immunize
  • Giebink Award Nominations Open!
  • Returning MnVFC Influenza Vaccine Expiring June 30
  • Use Two Storage Units to Store Vaccine
  • Connect with MDH on Facebook and Twitter

Other GYS issues:
2014 Archives
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May 2015 (PDF)

  • Pneumococcal Vaccination: Unraveling the Confusion, Part 1
  • Measles Materials Updated
  • MIIC Technical Trouble
  • Want a Free Data Logger?
  • Minnesota Tops the Charts for Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy
  • Updated Pink Books Available to Order
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April 2015 (PDF)

  • Think, test, treat & stop pertussis
  • Job-aids for catching-up Hib and Pneumococcal vaccination
  • Influenza vaccine product recalls
  • Another study shows no link between MMR and autism
  • HPV9 and Meningococcal vaccine available through MnVFC soon
  • Order 2015 childhood and adult immunization schedules
  • Current VISs, April 2015
  • Give Vaccine Information Statements before vaccinating
  • Make sure refrigerator temps are just right!

Special Edition: National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) (PDF)

  • Participate in National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)!
  • Start promoting immunizations in pregnancy!
  • Stories are a powerful tool
  • Family Night at the Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Takeaways from the Disneyland measles outbreak

March 2015 (PDF)

  • Measles Update, U.S. and Minnesota
  • How are you Participating in NIIW?
  • Annual Got Your Shots Immunization Conference
  • Start Submitting and Exchanging Data with MIIC
  • Minnesota Adult Immunization Conference
  • New Vaccine Recommendations
    • Meningococcal, serogroup B vaccines
    • HPV9 vaccine
    • Influenza recommendations for 2015-16
    • Yellow Fever vaccine
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February 2015 (PDF)

  • National Infant Immunization Week is coming!
  • MnVFC providers need a Certificate of Calibration for thermometers
  • Do you know who your MIIC regional coordinator is?
  • MDH vaccine ordering update
  • 2015 Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules
  • Upcoming HPV webinar
  • Current VISs, February 2015
  • Vaccine Information Statements are required by law
  • Save the date: Minnesota Adult Immunization Conference
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January 2015 (PDF)

  • Measles: Be alert
  • Influenza update
  • MIIC Tip: Register for Stage 2 meaningful use now
  • 2015 CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule online now
  • Nominate an Immunization Champion
  • Vaccine licensure updates
  • MnVFC and UUAV flu pre-book coming soon
  • Good news: Medicare coverage for both pneumococcal vaccines
  • Save the Date: Minnesota Adult Immunization Conference


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Updated Friday, June 26, 2015 at 02:52PM