Minnesota Immunization Laws - Please Be Sure You've Filed Documentation of Vaccination or Legal Exemption with Your School
Immunization laws protect everyone because high immunization levels prevent disease outbreaks. Minnesota has various laws requiring immunizations for children and adults enrolled in child care, school, and college settings. Legal exemptions are allowed - both for medical reasons and conscientiously held beliefs.
Minnesota’s Immunization Laws require all students to provide documentation of vaccination or a legal exemption in order to enroll or remain enrolled in school or in a childcare facility.
--Students whose families do not provide documentation of vaccination or a legal exemption may be excluded from school.
--We want all children to be in school – please take steps to provide documentation of vaccination or to file legal exemption with your school.
Note, new state immunization requirements for schools, child care and early childhood programs begin September 1, 2014. They include new requirements for students entering 7th Grade and students enrolled in childcare and early childhood programs.
--For a list of required immunizations, check the August ISD 709 Back To School Packet for a list of Frequently Asked Questions and the “Are Your Kids Ready?” Immunization Schedule. Or, check the Minnesota Department of Health Website: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/arekidsnew.pdf
--To obtain documentation of your child’s vaccinations, contact your healthcare provider or call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection at 651-201-5503 or 1-800-657-3970.
--To have your child immunized contact your healthcare provider or the St. Louis County Department of Health at 218-725-5210 or toll free 800-450-9777.
-- Parents may file a medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a conscientious objection signed by a parent/guardian and notarized. Notary services are available at no cost through ISD 709 Administration. Please call to make an appointment:
--ISD 709 Office of the Superintendent: 218-336-8752
--ISD 709 Human Resources: 218-336-8718
--ISD 709 Business Services: 218-336-8704
Notary services may also be available at low or no cost from banks, county government centers, local city hall or city managers