Immunizations are important for both children and adults.
They not only protect the person who is vaccinated, but also keeps everyone healthier.
Children start getting Immunizations just after they are born so their body can start building immunity to dangerous diseases. The vaccines given to babies contains germs, but they are weakened so the child doesn't get ill. The weakened germs is why more than one dose of some vaccines is needed. Children need to build up enough antibodies from the vaccines to be able to fight off disease.
People of all ages can be protected from disease by getting vaccinated. Vaccinations are one of the best weapons we have against a number of serious diseases. For information on when to get vaccines go to the MDH website: Click here to view
The Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program (MnVFC) offers FREE or low-cost shots for children 18 years of age and younger. For more information about when to get your child vaccinated go to the MDH website: Click here to view
Some adults are also eligible for FREE or low costs shots. For more information about when to get your vaccinations visit the MDH website: Click here to viewImmunization Record | MIIC (Minnesota Immunization Information Connection)
MIIC is a statewide immunization information system that combines immunizations a person has received (regardless of location or clinic) into a single record, even if the shots were given by different health care providers in the state. MIIC also offers parents and individuals an easy way to keep track of immunization records for school, child care, and employment.
Norman-Mahnomen Public Health can provide immunization records and answer any questions you have about vaccines.
For information, please contact us at 218-784-5425 or 218-935-2527.