Who calls the shots?

BacktoSchool-Immunization Your kids have little bodies and great big feelings. And we know shots are not fun for them (or you). But, making sure your kids’ immunizations are up-to-date is critical to keeping them healthy. In fact, incidences of serious conditions, such as whooping cough, are actually on the rise because immunizations are down.

The State of Minnesota requires that parents supply schools with documentation showing that their children have been immunized. Minnesota Statutes, Section 121A.15, and Rules, Chapter 6404: Immunization, requires all students enrolling in an elementary or secondary school to show evidence of immunization or properly documented exemption. Types of exemptions include conscientious objections or medical exemption. (Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Section 121A.15, Chapter 6404)

Immunization Schedule

Fairview Clinics follows the American Academy of Pediatrics immunization schedule. See when your child needs immunizations.
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
VaccineBirth1 mo2 mos4 mos6 mos9 mos12 mos15 mos18 mos19-23 mos2-3 yrs4-6 yrs7-10 yrs11-12 yrs13-18 yrs
Hepatitis B (HepB)HepBHepB HepB      
Rotavirus RVRVRV 
Diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis DTaPDTaPDTaP DTaP DTaP Tdap 
Haemophilus influenzae type b HibHibHib Hib 
Pneumococcal PCVPCVPCV PCV 
Inactivated Polio virus IPVIPVIPV IPV 
Influenza Influenza (yearly)
Measles, mumps & rubella MMR MMR 
Varicella (chicken pox) Varicella Varicella 
Hepatitis A HepA dose 1 
*Consult with your physician
at 16 yrs
Human papillomavirus(HPV) HPV
3 doses

For more detailed information, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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