Vaccinations and the Challenges Confronting Minnesota Children


Read the executive summary of this report for more details, including information that may be helpful the next time you encounter a parent who is reticent to accept the latest pediatric recommendations regarding vaccinations.

The latest installment of the Children's Check-Up Report Series, "Vaccinations and the Challenges Confronting Minnesota Children," takes a closer look at the issues affecting vaccination rates in the state and offers ideas for increasing statewide immunizations. Minnesota has long had a tradition as a state with one of the highest overall immunization rates, especially among children. But despite support of childhood immunizations through Minnesota policies and programs, there are signs that rates have become stagnant or are declining in Minnesota.