New immunization requirements for 2014-15
On Sept. 1, 2014, changes to Minnesota's Immunization Law will go into effect that will impact students entering early childhood education programs, kindergarten, 7th grade, 10th grade and all newly enrolled students for the 2014-15 school year. The complete list of required immunizations, by age/grade level, is available in the following chart from the Minnesota Department of Health.
In order for students to enroll or remain enrolled in an elementary or secondary school, state law requires documentation of required immunizations or written proof of medical or conscientious exemption. Make an immunization appointment with your child’s doctor before the 2014-15 school year starts to ensure your child is in compliance and can attend the first day of school on Tuesday, September 2. Updated immunization information for your child should be turned in to the school nurse as soon as it is completed.
Check your child’s immunization records online
Parents and legal guardians can view the immunization information the district has on file for their child(ren) by clicking on the “Health” tab in their family’s SchoolView account. If a child is not in compliance with the requirement, it will be displayed in red next to the name of the immunization. Families that do not have a SchoolView account should contact their child’s school to get information needed to establish an account.
Minnesota Immunization Requirements
Specific immunization requirements exist for elementary, middle and high school students. Please view the entrance requirements for your or your child's grade level in our Entrance Requirements section of this site. Immunization records for your child are accessible on Schoolview/FeePay Parent Portal if you have an account. Contact your school for information on how to set up a Schoolview account.
MnVFC (Minnesota Vaccines For Children) Eligibility Guidelines:
- You are uninsured;
- You are enrolled in a Minnesota Healthcare Program (MHCP): Minnesota Medical Assistance (MA), Minnesota Care (MnCare) or Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP);
- You are an American Indian or Alaskan Native;
- You have health insurance that does not cover the cost of the vaccine (MnVFC will only pay for vaccines not covered by your insurance) (effective July 1, 2012);
Clinics that provide MnVFC eligible vaccinations