Immunizations

It's the Law in Minnesota......No Shots, No School!

Minnesota law requires that every child attending school be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella (hepatitis A and meningococcal beginning September 2014). The chart “Are Your Kids Ready For School?” outlines the immunization requirements. A student must have all immunizations up-to-date, with a record on file in the health office, or the appropriate form signed, prior to starting school.


No student shall be required to receive an immunization which is contrary to a medical reason or conscientiously held belief. If you are conscientiously opposed to immunizations your notarized signature is required on file in our office. Please contact our Health Services office (218-454-6945) for the appropriate form or click here for a copy of the form.


"In 1736 I lost one of my sons, Franky, a fine boy of four years old, by the smallpox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation."

"This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it, my example showing that the regret may be the same either way and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen."

~Benjamin Franklin, 1788 Autobiography

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