Routine Wellness Vaccines
Molly Howell, Immunization Director for the ND Department of Health explains the importance of making appointments for routine wellness exams and routine immunizations.
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This is KNOWTIFY: Take A Minute For Your Health.
Hi, I’m Molly Howell, Immunization Director for the North Dakota Department of Health. All North Dakotans are encouraged to pay attention to prevention and make appointments for routine wellness exams and routine immunization, including vaccines that prevent against serious illnesses like measles, polio, and meningitis. Immunization rates declined during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, rates for the MMR vaccine, measles, mumps, and rubella infants dropped 6.4% over the past two years. Now is the opportunity for parents and individuals to schedule appointments with a trusted healthcare provider to get back in for routine wellness exams and vaccinations. Make an appointment today to get vaccinated in the near future and protect yourself and your loved ones and your community against vaccine preventable illnesses.