~ from Hennepin County news
Childhood immunizations protect kids from serious diseases like COVID-19, measles, mumps, rubella, and diphtheria. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood immunization rates have fallen in Minnesota.
Not only do childhood immunizations help keep children safe, but they also protect other vulnerable family members. As families prepare to come together for the holidays, getting children caught up on childhood immunizations, including the COVID-19 vaccination if they’re five or older, helps keep all family members safe and healthy.