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Children’s Comfort Promise: Painless shots in five steps

Children’s partnered with parents and caregivers to implement the Comfort Promise, which means we will do everything possible to help prevent and treat pain. While we can’t completely remove the pain resulting from needles, we can make them a lot less scary!

Six myths about the HPV vaccine debunked

Dr. Lisa Irvin explains the importance of the HPV vaccine for cancer prevention and breaks down six commonly held misconceptions.

Flu shots: The who, what, when, where and why parents need to know

Between school, sports and activities, homework, and more, fall is a busy time for families. Although there’s a lot on parents’ minds, influenza vaccinations, or flu shots, should be top of mind this time of year. Patsy Stinchfield, APRN, CNP, senior director of infection prevention, explains what parents need to know about flu shots.

Siman Nuurali on efforts to improve vaccination rates in Minnesota communities

Siman Nuurali, quality and patient safety specialist, shares Children’s Minnesota’s outreach efforts with the Minnesota Somali community surrounding the 2017 Measles outbreak.

Dr. Gigi Chawla talks importance of immunizations

Dr. Gigi Chawla talked about the importance of immunizations on WCCO's Mid-Morning Show.

Empathy and active listening – strategies for vaccine discussions

With measles outbreaks continuing across the country and the number of unvaccinated children on the rise, doctors are looking at the best approaches to discussing the importance of vaccines with families.
Children’s Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health were at the forefront of vaccination efforts during the 2017 measles outbreak in Minneapolis.

Dr. Pamela Niksich explains the importance of HPV vaccinations

Dr. Pamela Niksich, pediatrician at Partners in Pediatrics Brooklyn Park Clinic, wrote on the importance of HPV vaccinations and best practices for pediatricians and general practitioners.

Joe Kurland talks flu vaccine with Wired

Joseph Kurland, vaccine specialist, spoke to Wired about people’s perceptions of the flu vaccine.

Joe Kurland talks differences between flu shot and nasal spray

Joe Kurland discussed the differences between the flu vaccine and nasal spray.

Pediatrician vaccinates a small boy

What you need to know about the mumps

Mumps is a contagious virus passed from one person to another through saliva, nasal secretions and close personal contact. Here's what you need to know.