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Got Your Shots? News Archives, 2015

An immunization update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Previous years available upon request.

GYS News from:


December 2015 (PDF)

  • MenB Vaccine Recommendations Published
  • Childhood Immunization Data Updated on Data Access Portal
  • Pentacel Vaccine Shortage
  • MnVFC and UUAV Holiday Shipment Holds
  • 2016-17 Influenza Vaccine Pre-Book for MnVFC and UUAV
  • Don't Forget About VAERS
  • You Can Make a Difference in HPV Vaccination Rates
  • Immunizations & Injection Safety: One & Only Campaign
  • Got an Immunization Schedule Question? There's and App for That!
  • Make Sure your Patient's Immunization Assessment is Complete

November 2015 (PDF)

  • Mumps Outbreak in Iowa
  • Flu Twitter Chat on Dec. 8
  • Diphtheria: What it is and Why we Vaccinate Against It
  • MnVFC Holiday Shipping Schedule
  • Adult Immunization Webinar Series
  • New Adult Assessment Reports in MIIC
  • Current VISs, November 2015
  • Give Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) Before Vaccinating

October 2015 (PDF)

  • Reminder: Report all Cases of Varicella
  • Avoid Vaccine Administration Errors or Injuries: The IM Injection
  • MnVFC Forms Due
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 6-12!
  • Don't Miss an Opportunity to Give Flu Vaccine
  • Have you Seen the Minnesota Fall Flu Guide?
  • Immunization Billing Resources
  • Adolescent Vaccination Webinar

September 2015 (PDF)

  • 2015-16 Minnesota Fall Flu Guide Now Available
  • CDC Flu Update and 2014-15 Vaccine Coverage Estimates
  • Get Email Alerts for Weekly Flu and Respiratory Activity Statistics
  • Varicella and Superinfection in an Unimmunized Child
  • Answers to Questions about 9vHPV
  • MIIC Technical Issues Update
  • MIIC Tip: New Materials for MIIC Participants
  • Don't Forget about VAERS
  • Want to get GYS News by Email Instead of Fax?
  • Connect with MDH on Facebook and Twitter

August 2015 (PDF)

  • Congratulations to the 2015 Immunization Award Winners!
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination: Unraveling the Confusion, Part 4
  • Webinar on MIIC for Pharmacists
  • The Minnesota Fall Flu Guide 2015-16 is Coming!
  • Current VISs, August 2015
  • Give Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) Before Vaccinating

July 2015 (PDF)

  • Meningitis Outbreak and Immunization Recommendations
  • Delay in FluMist Shipments
  • Giebink Award Nominations Due Aug. 14!
  • Become an Outpatient Influenza-Like Illness (ILINet) Site
  • National Immunization Awareness Month Starts Tomorrow!
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination: Unraveling the Confusion, Part 3
  • Meningococcal, Serogroup B Vaccines - Additional Recommendation
  • Guidelines for Clinics Transitioning from 4vHPV to 9vHPV

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

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
  • Want to get GYS News by Email Instead of Fax?

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
  • Want to get GYS News by Email Instead of Fax?

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
  • Want to get GYS News by email instead of fax?

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



Updated Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:05AM