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Good Question: Can We Make People Get Immunized?

The outbreak of measles has generated lots of debate about vaccinations over the past month. Even politicians have weighed in on whether they should be mandatory.

But, opinions aside, can we actually force people to get immunized? Good Question.


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New Immunization Law Takes Effect For Students This Fall

Changes to Minnesota’s Immunization law take effect this fall and doctors are reminding parents to schedule appointments prior the last-minute rush before the start of the school year. Even in mid-July, prepping for school is top of mind for Minneapolis resident Clevet Tellis and her children.


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CDC Goal: More Immunizations For MN Students

Beginning next year, children may be getting a few extra vaccination shots when at the doctor. The health department wants to change the school immunization rules beginning in September 2014 to reflect the Centers for Disease Control recommendations.


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Health Officials Proposed Immunization Changes

The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing some changes to the school immunization rules.


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Hennepin Co. Offers Free, Low-Cost Flu Shots

Health officials agree that a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick. That’s why one county is stepping in to make a healthier community.


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Reminding Parents To Get Their Adolescents Immunized

Another school year is fast approaching and that may mean another round of immunizations for your child.


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U.S. On Track For Most Measles Cases In A Decade

The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.


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Some Children Getting Their 2nd Measles Shot Early

The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota is changing the way some doctors and parents are handling immunizations. The standard recommendation for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is one shot between 12 and 15 months, and a booster shot before preschool at 4 to 6 years old.


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Minn. Officials Hit Road To Advocate Vaccinations

The Minnesota Department of Health is taking its message about the importance of immunizing infants and children on the road Monday.


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Rate Of Child Vaccinations Drops In Minnesota

A national immunization survey states Minnesota’s child vaccination rates are declining.