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Todd County offers vaccine clinic

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 22 as part of the local observance of National Infant Immunization Week April 27-May 4.

"During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), we celebrate the success of immunizations in preventing deadly diseases," said Sarah Hunter, public health nurse. "Maintaining high immunization rates by vaccinating on time every time is the key to keeping dangerous diseases away from our communities."

Hunter recommended parents check their children's immunization records and make sure they are up-to-date in their shots. For copies of your child's immunization records, you can talk to your doctor, call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) Record Request Line at 651-201-3980 or call Todd County Health and Human Services at 320-732-4500.

If you're concerned about the cost of shots, the Minnesota Vaccines for Children program can help. 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 health care provider or Todd County Health and Human Services to find out more information about Minnesota Vaccines for Children program.

For more information about National Infant Immunization Week or childhood vaccinations, visit www.health.state.mn.us/immunize and www.co.todd.mn.us.

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