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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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Reality Check: Sequester’s Impact On Minn. Is Lower Than Most

Minnesotans could suffer from those budget cuts too. Some over time, and some right away.

03/01/2013

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Preparing For A Spring Break Trip? Get Vaccinated

When preparing for a trip, you know what’s on your list: swimming suit, shorts, sandals. But if you’re traveling outside of the U.S., packing your suitcase isn’t the only thing you need to do beforehand.

02/18/2013

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‘U Of M’ Report: Flu Shots Not As Effective As Previously Reported

There’s a “misperception” that current influenza vaccines are highly effective, which is standing in the way of creating new, more effective vaccines, according to a new report from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

10/15/2012

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

12/26/2011

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

11/29/2011

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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.

11/16/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Don’t Skimp On Your Health

You’ve probably noticed at your workplace or school that cold season has started and that means flu season isn’t far behind.

09/29/2011

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Reality Check: Bachmann’s Comments On HPV Vaccine

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign has gone viral. Literally.

09/16/2011

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Measles Cases Prompt Talk Of Vaccines

There have been 23 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. The patients range in age from 4 months to 51 years old. Of those cases, nine of the people who could have had the shot have not been vaccinated.

04/27/2011

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Autism Fears, Measles Spike Among Minn. Somalis

Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

04/02/2011

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12th Case Of Measles Confirmed In Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports a 12th confirmed case of measles in Minnesota.

03/28/2011

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Investigation: Link Between Vaccine, Autism Unfounded

A groundbreaking study on Autism that linked the disorder to a vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella is now being called a fraud.

01/06/2011