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STD/HIV clinics
Programs for men who have sex with men

 
Minnesota Department of Health, HIV/STD Prevention Provider Site Immunization Program
Program name: Minnesota Department of Health, HIV/STD Prevention Provider Site Immunization Program
Population served: Clients seen by selected HIV/STD Prevention Providers
Eligibility: Any client receiving services at these clinic sites
Region served: Statewide
Funding: State, federal VFC, and other federal vaccine funds
Program started: 1993
Number of clients: We estimate that almost 900 clients start the hepatitis B vaccine series per year at these sites
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:

Hepatitis B vaccine is currently being offered free of charge to clients at eight selected HIV/STD Prevention Provider sites in Minnesota. Any client accessing STD services at these sites is eligible for hepatitis B vaccine. MDH does collect the following risk factor information for individuals receiving hepatitis B vaccine: 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) men who have sex with men, 5) HIV positive, 6) hepatitis C positive, 7) injecting drug use, 8) household or sexual contact of hepatitis B positive individual. Prevaccination screening for hepatitis B is recommended to be completed only for clients who are over 35 years of age, HIV positive, hepatitis C positive, or contacts of cases. Consent is obtained before sending reminders for second and third doses of hepatitis B vaccine. Vaccine completion rates for each client population are calculated by provider site on an annual basis.

Hepatitis A vaccine is offered to patients at two urban HIV/STD Prevention Provider sites. The following risk factors are used to determine eligibility for hepatitis A vaccine: 1) men who have sex with men, 2) injecting drug use, 3) hepatitis C positive.


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