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Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

Immunization Webinar: Minnesota Vaccine Policy Action

  • October 17, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


Immunization Webinar to discuss risk of School Age Outbreak

Do you remember 2017, when Minnesota had 75 children with Measles? Measles, 2017 - MN Dept. of Health (

Like many states, Minnesota has recently seen an increase in non-medical vaccinations.  According to Axios (Tracking kindergarten vaccine exemptions in Minnesota - Axios Twin Cities) the cohort’s 89% vaccination rate for measles, mumps and rubella is among the lowest in the nation.

Join MPHA's Policy & Advocacy Committee in this informative webinar.

Will we Minnesota Nice ourselves into the next outbreak because we are afraid of taking on non-medical exemptions? Absolutely not. Join this meeting to learn how and why we need to address vaccine refusal in schools.

*This meeting will not be recorded.

Invited Speakers 

Rebecca Christensen

Founder and Campaign Director of SAFE Communities Coalition

Caitlin Gilmet

Communications Director of SAFE Communities Coalition

Northe Saunders

Executive Director of SAFE Communities Coalition 

Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP

President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

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