Back to school: Update your child's vaccines
The pandemic created a barrier for parents to keep their children up to date with their vaccines.
Many families got off track on their yearly schedule of visiting their family provider, so many fell behind.
We are encouraging all parents to review their child’s vaccines with their family provider to make sure their immunizations are up to date.
- Nearly 40% of kids are not up to date on their childhood vaccines.
- Approximately 60% of teenagers are not up to date on their adolescent vaccines.
- Minneapolis kids are well below the target set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for starting measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines.
- The CDC wants 95% of kids to have their first shot by kindergarten, but only 71% of Minneapolis kids from birth to 4 years old have had their first measles shot.
- Only 72% of kids ages 5-9 are up to date on their measles shots and only 60% of 4-year-olds have received their first shot.