Childhood immunizations

Percent of Minnesota children, age 24-35 months, immunized with:

Protect children through immunization

The percentage of children who have received recommended vaccinations is called the "coverage rate." In order to protect the population from vaccine-preventable disease, Healthy People 2030 Vaccination goals call for 90% coverage among young children for some individual immunizations.

State-level immunization rates are also available from the CDC's National Immunization Survey (NIS). For more information on how childhood immunization rates from MIIC compare to NIS rates, see Childhood Immunization Coverage in Minnesota.

Childhood immunization in Minnesota

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) is a useful resource for monitoring immunization coverage rates in the state. This confidential, computerized system collects immunization records for Minnesota residents to help ensure correct and timely vaccinations. Childhood immunization rates for the state and each county are calculated based on the number of children in MIIC who have received the vaccinations of interest compared to the number of children in MIIC. Systematic, MIIC-based monitoring of childhood immunization began in 2010. Updated data are available annually in the summer.


Most recently, about 6 in 10 Minnesota children ages 24-35 months received all vaccinations in the childhood immunization series. The Healthy People 2030 goal is a 90% coverage rate for some individual childhood vaccinations. Since vaccine-preventable diseases are often more serious in young children, increasing these rates in Minnesota is important.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted immunization rates in children. For more information, please see: Immunization Gaps Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is important to note that there was a nationwide shortage of Hib vaccine from December 2007 to September 2009. This shortage reduced immunization rates for Hib and the childhood series in the 2010 MIIC data.


Among Minnesota children between 24-35 months, about 7 out of 10 received rotavirus vaccine and about 4 out of 10 were immunized with hepatitis A vaccine. These vaccines are recommended but not included in the childhood immunization "series."


Recommended vaccinations*

Childhood series vaccines Recommended dose(s) by 19 months

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)




Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)


Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)


Hepatitis B (Hep B)


Varicella (chickenpox)


Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)


Additional vaccines Recommended dose(s) by 19 months



Hepatitis A (Hep A)



*Recommended by CDC (see Immunization Schedules for Health Care Providers). Some immunizations require additional vaccine doses later in childhood.

**Depending on factors including product type and age at first dose.

***Not indicated if child has had the disease.

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Last updated September 2023