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Minnesota Department of Health, Community Clinic Immunization Program
Program name: Minnesota Department of Health, Community Clinic Immunization Program 
Population served: Adults at high risk of hepatitis B seen at community clinics in Twin Cities metropolitan area. MDH has worked with 19 Twin Cities metropolitan area community clinics to expand the availability of MDH-supplied hepatitis B vaccine so that high risk adults could receive free vaccine.
Eligibility: Uninsured adults 19 years of age and older with one of the following risk factors: 1) more than one sex partner in the last 12 months, 2) patient's partner has had more than 1 sexual partner in the last 12 months, 3) STD in last six months, 4) man who has sex with men 5) HIV positive 6) hepatitis C positive 7) injecting drug use 8) household or sexual contact of hepatitis B positive individual.
Region served: Minnesota Twin Cities metropolitan area
Funding: State and federal vaccine funds
Program started: 1998
Number of clients: During the activity period, it is estimated that more than 400 high risk adults were vaccinated.
Contact: Cheryl Norton
Minnesota Department of Health
Immunization, Tuberculosis, and International Health
Freeman Building, 4th Floor, Pod B
625 Robert St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Phone: (651) 201-4035
Fax: (651) 201-5501
Email: Cheryl.Norton@health.state.mn.us
Website: www.health.state.mn.us/immunize
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Description:
MDH has worked with 19 Twin Cities metropolitan area community clinics since 1998 to expand the availability of MDH-supplied hepatitis B vaccine so that high-risk uninsured adults could receive free vaccine. These community clinics were chosen based on their ability to offer services on a sliding fee scale. The following criteria were used to define high risk patients within these clinics: 1) more than one sex partner in the last 12 months, 2) patient's partner has had more than 1 sex partner in the last 12 months, 3) STD in last six months, 4) man who has sex with men 5) HIV positive 6) hepatitis C positive 7) injecting drug use 8) household or sexual contact of hepatitis B positive individual. In 1999, a feedback survey was conducted-and being able to continue to offer hepatitis B vaccine to this group of clinics was viewed as "very important" to clinic staff. Some comments received from these clinics included: "This is a great service to offer. Thank You." "We really appreciate the program!"

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