13 Hospitalized As Minnesota Declares Outbreak Of Hepatitis AMinnesota health officials say there's an outbreak in cases of hepatitis A, a virus that can cause severe liver damage.
Parents Urged To Make Sure Kids' Shots Are Up To DateWith school starting in less than two weeks, parents are urged to make sure their children's vaccines are updated. For the first time in Minnesota, vaccines are required against Hepatitis A and B for kids entering early-education programs.
CDC Goal: More Immunizations For MN StudentsBeginning 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.