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Is your child up to date on shots?

Todd County Health and Human Services will host an Immunization Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23 as part of the local observance of National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, 2018.

"During National Infant Immunization Week, we celebrate the success of immunizations

in preventing deadly diseases," said Samantha Cofell, nursing supervisor for Todd County Health and Human Services. "Maintaining high immunization rates by vaccinating on time every time is the key to keeping dangerous diseases away from our communities."

Cofell's advice: Check your child's immunization records and make sure they are up-to-date in their shots. For copies of your child's immunization records, talk to your doctor or call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection Record Request Line at 651-201-3980.

If you're concerned about the cost of shots, the Minnesota Vaccines for Children program can

Help, Cofell noted.

Children who are uninsured, Medicaid-eligible, Native American or Alaska native, or have

insurance that does not cover the cost of the vaccine can get their shots free of cost through the

Minnesota Vaccines for Children program. Call your healthcare provider or Todd County Health

and Human Services at 320-732- 4500 to find out further details.

For more information about National Infant Immunization Week or childhood vaccinations visit

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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