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Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges Vaccinations

A Ramsey County man’s death from meningitis has the Minnesota Department of Health urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated. There have been meningococcal meningitis outbreaks in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles recently, affecting gay and bisexual men in those metro areas.

07/17/2015

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Program At Children’s Hospital Aims To Ease Needle Fears

On average, babies get 18 needle pricks in their first year of life, and childhood is when the fear of needles is often formed. A local doctor is trying to make the process painless, and what people of all ages can do make their next needle a little nicer.

05/12/2015

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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.

02/11/2015

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Podcast Page: 2-3-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Timberwolves Ticket Tuesday…..click the link above to listen to Erik Paulsen discuss vaccinations, President Obama’s Budget and more.

02/03/2015

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Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School Starts

New statewide immunizations take effect in September, and parents are urged to act now before school starts. Dr. Gigi Chawla, a health expert, said Minnesota has already had more than 500 cases of whooping cough reported this year and the 2011 measles outbreak in the state started with an unvaccinated child.

08/17/2014

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Doctor: Vaccinations Are The Best Defense Against Measles

A disease that we don’t hear much about anymore is making a comeback in the United States.

06/09/2014

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SD Residents Being Urged To Keep Vaccines Up-To-Date

Health officials in Sioux Falls are urging residents to verify that their vaccinations are up-to-date, following a reported increase in the number of pertussis cases in South Dakota. The state Health Department late last week said 29 cases of pertussis or whooping cough had been reported statewide so far this year, compared to 67 in all of last year.

05/26/2014

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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.

06/27/2013

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Nurse Organization Urges Meningitis Vaccinations

The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota is urging students to add meningitis vaccinations to their back-to-school check list.

09/02/2012

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Health Officials: Boys Should Get HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine was originally intended for young girls to prevent cervical cancer later in life. Now, the Center for Disease Control said boys should get it too, starting when they’re 11 years old.

10/25/2011

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More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.

10/03/2011

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Bachmann Shot At Perry Over Vaccine Stings Her Too

Republican Michele Bachmann is feeling the sting of a presidential campaign jab gone awry, while the target is using the flap to shore up his pro-life credentials.

09/14/2011

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Health Officials Encourage Earlier Flu Vaccinations

It’s been shown that lower flu vaccination years tend to have worse disease outbreaks. So, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pushing the message earlier this year: Get vaccinated.

08/15/2011

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Get Kids Vaccinated Before Returning To School

Along with purchasing pencils, notebooks and crayons, back-to-school season also means time for vaccinations.

08/04/2011

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Children’s Hospitals Hosting Vaccinations Forum

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is partnering with U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum on a forum about childhood vaccinations.

04/26/2011

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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.

04/24/2011

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Minn. Marking National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week starts Saturday, and it’s taken on a special significance for Minnesota health officials this year.

04/22/2011

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Children’s Hospital Offers Measles Vaccinations

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is offering a measles vaccination clinic for children in the area.

03/27/2011

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11th Measles Case Reported In Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Health says they have found a 11th case of measles in Minnesota.

03/23/2011

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More Measles Cases Reported In Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports a number of new case of measles in the state, bringing the number found since February to nine total.

03/22/2011

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MDH: 6 Cases Of Measles In A Month

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two more cases of measles in Minnesota.

03/18/2011

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3 More Cases Of Measles In Hennepin Co.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said there have been three more cases of measles since an infant came down with the illness on March 4.

03/17/2011

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Minn. Health Officials Investigate Infant Measles

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a case of measles in an infant who lives in Minneapolis.

03/04/2011