Children and Adolescents
Immunizations protect children from many serious diseases. Ask your healthcare provider or contact Renville County Public Health for more information. Review the information below to find out what vaccines your children need. It’s never too late to catch up on immunizations.
- Recommended Birth through 6 Years Immunization Schedule
- Recommended 7 through 18 Years Immunization Schedule
Can my child get free or low-cost shots? Click here to find out.
Immunizations are not just for children. Recommended immunizations for adults are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, certain medical conditions, travel locations, and previous immunizations. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
Keeping Track of Your Shots
Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) uses a confidential, computerized information system, also known as an immunization registry, which contains a complete and accurate record of a person’s immunizations, no matter where they got those shots. Public Health along with clinics, hospitals, schools and day cares participate in this registry.
Links to Helpful Information
- Understanding Vaccines
- Vaccine Information Statements
- 14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About (Thanks to Vaccines)
- Vaccine Finder
- Vaccinations for International Travel
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases (MDH)
Influenza (seasonal flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that is caused by a virus. Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season different flu viruses can spread, and they can affect people differently based on the virus and on the person's ability to fight infection. Some flu seasons are worse than others, and there is no way to predict how severe the flu season will be. Each year, a new flu vaccine is made from the three viruses that are expected to be present during the season. The best way to protect yourself from the flu virus is to get a flu vaccine every year. Check out the resources below for more information.