Got Your Shots? News - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Got Your Shots? News

An immunization update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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November 2018 (PDF)

  • 2018 Immunization Awards
  • Get ready for National Influenza Vaccination Week
  • Benefits of flu vaccine: Let me count the ways
  • Additional MnVFC influenza vaccine available
  • GYSN special edition on hepatitis A
  • Report adverse events to VAERS
  • New video for parents on how vaccines are developed

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2018

Special Edition: Hepatitis A Update (PDF)
Posted 11/15/18

  • Hepatitis A outbreaks
  • Vaccine recommendations in Minnesota
  • Additional prevention methods
  • Persons exposed to hepatitis A
  • Complications
  • More information

October 2018 (PDF)

  • Use proper technique to prevent injection injuries
  • HPV vaccination recommendations have not changed
  • Educate patients on importance of completing Shingrix series
  • New online order form for immunization print materials
  • MnVFC annual re-enrollment due Nov. 30, 2018
  • Give a VIS before vaccinating: It's the law
  • Current VISs, October 2018

September 2018 (PDF)

  • New childhood flu vaccination coverage data released
  • Reminders about giving intranasal LAIV
  • Interactive childhood immunization data updated on portal
  • MIIC brings home two awards
  • 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference: Nov. 1-2
  • Rubella during pregnancy: Prenatal screening best practices
  • Suspect mumps? Collect the proper specimens and report to MDH

August 2018 (PDF)

  • Think measles: Before and after international travel
  • Register for the 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference!
  • Request for comments on possible immunization law changes
  • Get ready for the 2018-19 flu season
  • Register for the 2018 School Immunization Reporting Webinar
  • School immunization data updated
  • Immunization texting videos

July 2018 (PDF)

  • Register for the 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference
  • Call for Nominations: HPV Vaccination Champion Award
  • Current pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria recommendations published
  • Shingrix demand exceeding supply
  • View more information about immunizations in MIIC
  • Share info during National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
  • Wait! Did you give the patient a VIS before vaccinating?
  • Current VISs, July 2018

June 2018 (PDF)

  • Get free CME at your clinic on improving HPV vaccination rates
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Maintenance of Certification opportunity for Ob/Gyns
  • Administration errors with new zoster vaccine
  • Meningococcal product update
  • Childhood immunization catch-up job aids
  • Save the date! 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference

May 2018 (PDF)

  • Recommendations for Heplisav-B published
  • Check MMR vaccination history in 4-6 year olds
  • MMR recommendations for adults
  • Save the date! 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference
  • New Vaccines for Children (VFC) infographic from CDC
  • Only use diluent that comes with Shingrix
  • MIIC Tip: Clean up your client population in MIIC
  • MDH on social media
  • Get 'Got Your Shots? News' by email

April 2018 (PDF)

  • Save the date! 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference
  • Minnesota's 2018 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion
  • Would you throw away $1400? Then don't freeze Shingrix!
  • MIIC updated for new Shingrix recommendation
  • LAIV availability through MnVFC
  • Wait! Did you give the patient a VIS before vaccinating?
  • Current VISs, April 2018

March 2018 (PDF)

  • Suspect measles? Call us!
  • Shingrix guidance now available
  • LAIV recommended for 2018-19 flu season
  • MIIC adolescent report now includes childhood immunizations
  • Online vaccine administration resources for clinics
  • Recommendation changes for hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines
  • National Infant Immunization Week is coming!
  • Feedback for us?

February 2018 (PDF)

  • Flu update
  • New recommendations for zoster (shingles) vaccines
  • Immunization schedules are posted
  • New mumps recommendation in outbreak settings
  • Get ready for National Infant Immunization Week
  • Vaccination and winter travel

Special Edition: Information on the new zoster vaccine, Shingrix (PDF)
Posted 2/21/18

  • What health care providers need to know about Shingrix
  • UUAV program update

January 2018 (PDF)

  • Flu season in full swing
  • Fluarix now licensed to age 6 months
  • 2018-19 MnVFC pediatric influenza vaccine prebook due Jan. 31
  • Temperature monitoring for vaccines
  • Nominate an immunization champion!
  • Wait! Did you give the patient a VIS before vaccinating?
  • Current VISs, January 2018

Special Edition: Flu Season is Upon Us (PDF)
Posted 1/5/18

  • Keep vaccinating against flu
  • Additional 2017-18 flu vaccine available
  • Resources to have handy

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Updated Friday, November 30, 2018 at 12:47PM