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Children’s Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health team up on COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids and families

The locations of the clinics are based on zip code data that indicated a higher vaccination rate among adults, but lower vaccination rates among children ages 5-11.

Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors new CDC study examining effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine in preventing hospitalization and illness among kids ages 5-17

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine to protect non-immunocompromised kids between ages 5-17 from COVID-19-related hospitalizations, and Emergency Department and Urgent Care visits.

Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors CDC study examining COVID-19 boosters’ impact on Omicron/Delta variant hospitalizations

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details how effective COVID-19 boosters are for adults at preventing COVID-related hospitalizations, and emergency department and urgent care visits nationwide.

Why should my family get flu shots?

As we get closer to fall, we’re reminded that there’s another respiratory virus about to hit in addition to COVID-19 – influenza. And, once again, it’s more important than ever that you and your family get influenza vaccines this year.

New documentary details history of St. Paul-based Immunization Action Coalition

The documentary addresses the importance of vaccines by exploring the 30-year history of Immunization Action Coalition and its founder and executive director, Dr. Deborah Wexler.

Patsy Stinchfield named president-elect of National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Board of Directors

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield was recently named President-Elect of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Board of Directors 2020-2021.

Children’s hosts press conference with Senator Amy Klobuchar on the importance of vaccines

Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection control at Children's Minnesota, joined Senator Amy Klobuchar in a press conference on the importance of vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can kids get vaccinations during COVID-19?

From well-child check-ups to critical immunizations to ill visits, Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children's Minnesota, shares more about how families can maintain their children's health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Patsy Stinchfield, PNP, honored with Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award for vaccination advocacy work

Congratulations to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield on being selected by the National Meningitis Association (NMA) Board of Directors as this year’s recipient of NMA’s Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award!

Children’s Minnesota recognized for efforts to protect patients from influenza

Children’s Minnesota St. Paul campus was recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among facility employees during the 2018-19 flu season.