No Shots, No School
To attend school in Minnesota, students must show they've received the
required immunizations and the immunization record must be on file in
the health office at your child's school. Students entering Kindergarten and 7th grade must provide immunization records including the required booster shots as they enter those grade levels. See the file below entitled Immunization Schedule to know what immunizations are required at the various ages. If you have questions, contact Gail Setterstrom, RN, LSN Health Services Coordinator @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents may file a medical
exemption with the school that must be signed by a health care provider
indicating the reason for the exemption. A parent or guardian can also
indicate that they conscientiously object to their child receiving
immunizations and the form must be signed by parent/guardian in front
of a notary public. Please use the Student Immunization Form included below for medical or conscientious exemption documentation.
Student immunizations must be current by the first day of school according to Minnesota school immunization laws.
The Student Immunization Form (located below) can be used to document
your child's immunizations or exemption to immunizations. Please bring the immunization records to your child's school no later than the first day of school each year ( grades K and 7).
Immunization Laws for Schools, Child Care and Early Childhood Programs
begin September 1, 2014. Please call Gail Setterstrom, RN, Licensed
School Nurse at 651-460-1965 or see www.health.state.mn.us/immunize to obtain more information.
Child Health Clinic
The Dakota County Child Health Clinic
provides regular health exams and immunizations to well infants,
children and teens in Dakota County. Well Child Exams and immunizations are
available to those that do not have health insurance or whose health
insurance does not cover the cost of vaccines. Please call (952)
891-7526 with your questions or visit www.DakotaCounty.us (search Vaccines).
More information about immunization requirements can be found on the MInnesota Department of Health website at www.health.state.mn.us/immunize.
To schedule a time for your child to receive immunizations, contact your child's physician or health care provider.