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Somali Muslim Culture and Vaccines

Porcine gelatin is a protein used in some vaccines to keep them stable to maintain their effectiveness. Patients whose cultures do not eat pork, such as Somali Muslims, may not want these vaccines.

Molly Dunn, CentraCare Clinic, St. Cloud, and Amy Shellabarger, Community University Healthcare Center, Minneapolis, both participated in Stratis Health’s Culture Care Connection Initiative. (2:07 minutes)

Somalis in Minnesota

Religious Leaders Approval of Use of Vaccines Containing Porcine Gelatin

Qualified Interpreting for Quality Health Care. This training video for clinical staff on how to work with interpreters covers topics such as: Why it is important to use a qualified interpreter instead of "getting by" with hand gestures and limited second-language skills; key protocols for language interpreting, such as confidentiality and first-person interpreting; cultural considerations; and tips for using remote interpreters (telephonic and video). Produced by the Health Care Interpreter Network and Kaiser Permanente. (19 minutes)

Video Clips on Faith, Culture & Identity Perspectives in Different Communities. Sometimes communities have their own way of thinking and talking about end of life issues. Use these videos to support community-based conversations regarding end-of-life care planning. Produced by Honoring Choices Minnesota.