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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’s volunteer helpers featured on KSTP-TV

Children’s Minnesota’s volunteer helpers made headlines this week on KSTP-TV for donating their time to help support our clinical staff and patient families.

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.

Rare summer spike in RSV cases

“In my 30 years as a pediatric emergency physician at Children’s Minnesota, we’ve never seen this level of RSV illness in the middle of summer,” said Dr. Robert Sicoli, medical director of the Emergency Department.

COVID-19 vaccine statement by infectious disease experts from Minnesota and Wisconsin

Children’s Minnesota has released a statement on behalf of nearly 100 infectious disease clinicians and researchers from Minnesota and Wisconsin, writing to share our perspective on COVID-19 vaccination.

Children’s Minnesota nurse’s COVID-19 experience leads her to national conference

Deanna Jensen was deployed to New York City to help care for COVID-19 patients. Her team’s research at this hospital led her to a national conference presentation.

Virtual Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Update: Testing nuances, pediatric risk and mortality updates and vaccine developments

September 24, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Anu Kalaskar, MD

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.

Virtual Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Update: Preparing for school, flu season and a COVID vaccine

August 13, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Anu Kalaskar, MD