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Is Your Child Up-to-Date on Immunizations?

At Sanford Health, we want to make sure you and your family are protected against illness, and one of the best ways to do that is through immunizations. Immunizations have protected millions of kids from potentially deadly diseases and saved thousands of lives. Certain diseases have become so rare because of wide-spread immunizations that many parents are currently questioning whether their children need them. But this is a common misconception as most diseases that vaccines prevent against still exist.

We recommend patients between the ages of 11 and 26 receive the following three immunizations:

  • HPV: The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given over six months and prevents certain kinds of cancer
  • Tdap: A tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough booster to prevent jaw tightening, muscle spasms, issues breathing and severe coughing
  • MCV: The meningitis vaccine and booster prevents issues with the membranes surrounding the brain and spine

Side effects and reactions from the vaccines are minor and can include:

  • Redness and swelling at injection site
  • Fever
  • Soreness at injection site

And while immunizations are extremely important, there are a few reasons why they should be delayed.

  • If you are currently sick, although simple colds or other minor illnesses should not prevent immunization
  • If you had an allergic reaction to the first dose of the HPV vaccine
  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction to yeast
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you have a bleeding disorder (discuss with your hematologist) 

Call your local Sanford provider to make an appointment today.

Who Provides These Immunizations?

Bismarck locations:

Sanford Children's Downtown Clinic
Sanford Children's North Clinic
Sanford North Clinic
Sanford Seventh & Thayer Clinic
Sanford South Clinic

Fargo locations:

Sanford Children's Broadway Clinic
Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic
Sanford Health Broadway Clinic
Sanford Moorhead Campus
Sanford North Fargo Clinic
Sanford Southpointe Clinic

Other North Dakota locations:

Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic
Sanford East Mandan Clinic
Sanford North Mandan Clinic
Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic
Sanford Health Wahpeton Clinic

Sioux Falls locations:

Sanford 26th and Sycamore Family Medicine
Sanford 34th and Kiwanis Family Medicine
Sanford 41st and Sertoma Family Medicine
Sanford 49th and Oxbow Family Medicine
Sanford 4th and Sycamore Family Medicine
Sanford 69th and Louise Family Medicine
Sanford 69th and Minnesota Family Medicine
Sanford Children's Clinic
Sanford Children's Clinic 26th & Sycamore
Sanford Children's 69th and Louise
Sanford Children's Hospital
Sanford Children's Specialty Clinic
Sanford Health Stevens Center Walk-In Clinic
Sanford USD Family Medicine

Other South Dakota locations:

Sanford Aberdeen Family Medicine
Sanford Beresford Family Medicine
Sanford Brandon Family Medicine
Sanford Brookings Family Medicine
Sanford Canistota/USD Family Medicine
Sanford Canton Family Medicine
Sanford Chamberlain Family Medicine
Sanford Clark Family Medicine
Sanford Clear Lake Family Medicine
Sanford Estelline Family Medicine
Sanford Hartford Family Medicine
Sanford Ipswich Family Medicine
Sanford Kimball Family Medicine
Sanford Lake Norden Family Medicine
Sanford Lennox Family Medicine
Sanford Mitchell Family Medicine
Sanford Pierre Family Medicine
Sanford Vermillion Family Medicine
Sanford Watertown Family Medicine
Sanford Webster Family Medicine