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Protect your teens with vaccinations

Protect your teens with vaccinations

Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from some of their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also new diseases…

Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Worried about the cost of shots? The MnVFC program can help

Maria is the mom of a 12-month-old who is due for her next well child check-up with the doctor. Like any other parent, she wants what is best for her…

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day

What is TB? TB is a serious disease caused by a bacteria (germ) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is most often found in a person’s lungs, but TB can also attack…

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations!

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations!

Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do to protect…

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You’ve had to miss work to take care of him and are worried…

Keep your travels healthy

Keep your travels healthy

She meant for her son to get the vaccine but he was finally sleeping. The doctor said it was a special situation because they were traveling to visit family in…

What you need to know about Ebola

What you need to know about Ebola

Right now, there is an Ebola outbreak occurring in four West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. No one has contracted Ebola disease in the United States…

Vax4Teens

Vax4Teens

Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also new diseases that teens…

Healthy kids equals healthy minds!

Healthy kids equals healthy minds!

Did you know that vaccines help keep children and teens healthy?  And staying well helps them stay in school!  Healthy students are able to pay better attention and participate in…

Hepatitis B: A serious infection that can be prevented

Hepatitis B: A serious infection that can be prevented

This article focuses on a specific type of hepatitis that is important to know about during pregnancy –Hepatitis B. What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver disease. It…

What you need to know about infant immunization

What you need to know about infant immunization

Vaccines are a very important part of protecting your children and yourself from some serious diseases. Anyone who has seen a person die or get very sick from a disease…

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