Disease Prevention and Control


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Disease Prevention and Control

Why is this important?

Infectious diseases, from flu to pertussis to measles, affect all of us at one time or another.  Public Health, on the state and local level, monitors the occurrence of infectious diseases, develops strategies for preventing and controlling those diseases and works to put those strategies in action.
Contact Us

    • Screen and refer for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease
    • Respond to infectious disease problems and outbreaks in the community
    • Information, resources and education on infectious disease
    • Immunization assessment, resources and education 
    • Immunization clinics
    • Infant Hepatitis B prevention
    • Childhood lead poisoning prevention
    • Refugee-Immigrant Health
      • Facilitation of screening exam
      • Tuberculosis screening
      • Community based health education
      • Community resource connection

Additional Information

2018 Schedule of Public Immunization Clinics (English) 
2018 Schedule of Public Immunization Clinics (Spanish)
2018 Schedule of Public Immunization Clinics (Somali)

Vaccine Preventable Diseases and When To Get Shots Minnesota Department of Health

Vaccine Information Statements Immunization Action Coalition - all languages
Understanding Vaccines   Public Heath.org

Seasonal Flu Information   Minnesota Department of Health 
Vaccinations for International Travel  Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cover your Cough Campaign and Hand Hygiene  Minnesota Department of Health 
Hennepin County Infectious Disease Manual  Disease/Conditions Information 
Tuberculosis (TB) and Latent Tuberculosis Infection  Minnesota Department of Health 

Prescription and over-the-counter medication dropbox location:  
     Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department, Main Lobby

Medical Waste Disposal Information  Minnesota Pollution Control website