Have Questions About Where to get the COVID Vaccine for Kids? Visit the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Response Page
The page offers valuable information about the COVID vaccine for kids, including where to get it, informational videos and key facts about the vaccine.
Get Childhood Vaccinations Back on Track
As we continue to battle COVID-19, it’s become increasingly important for students to be caught up on vital immunizations. The Minnesota Council of Health Plans and the Minnesota Hospital Association are teaming up this school year to discuss efforts to get families up to date on their kids’ shots.
The Power of Partnership
The COVID vaccine rollout presented a vital opportunity for health plans and state government to improve vaccine equity in Minnesota. By coming together, the state and insurers are taking a highly coordinated approach to get vulnerable Minnesotans the resources they need to get shots in arms, wrote Lucas Nesse, CEO of the Council, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
Why We Need Vaccination Equity
Racial disparities in vaccination rates are increasing. So are myths that strategies to vaccinate more equitably aren’t needed. It’s important to know the facts so that we protect communities of color, wrote the Chief Medical Officers for Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans in the StarTribune.
The Minnesota Council of Health Plans is an association of nonprofit health insurers whose mission is to get Minnesotans the affordable, equitable and quality-based care they need today and in the future. We have worked for more than 30 years to improve care for everyone.
Lost your insurance card? No problem. Want to find out how much you’ll pay or compare prices for care you need? Can you get care online? Wondering how the quality of the care you get is measured?
Insurance helps you pay medical bills, everything from the entire bill for preventive care that helps keep you well to helping pay for prescriptions and care when you need it. Insurance companies also do a lot of work behind the scenes to help you be well and ensure you get good care.
What it Means to be a Nonprofit Health Plan
Being a nonprofit health plan means to put the community first. Having a nonprofit status means health plans invest their resources back into members and communities to bring wellness within reach for everyone.
Being a nonprofit health plan means bringing wellness that is in reach for everyone. That was the topic of a recent Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) webinar with Minnesota Council of Health Plans CEO Lucas Nesse, Medica CEO John Naylor and HealthPartners CEO Andrea Walsh.
The CDC has formally recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5. In an effort to get shots in arms, health plans and health systems are updating their COVID-19 vaccine outreach with specific information for families about how to get their kids vaccinated in Minnesota.
Measles is highly contagious, can be serious — even fatal. With most schools in Minnesota back in session full time and in person, you’ll want to make sure your child is up to date with this important vaccination, as well as others.