Student receiving an immunization shot

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Immunizations will be offered at Cedar Park, Echo Park and Oak Ridge elementary schools Aug. 21 and 22.

The immunizations will be available for any District 196 student or sibling ages 6 months to 18 years who still needs to receive required immunizations before the start of the school year. Families who are insured should bring their health insurance card. Families who are uninsured or underinsured can receive the immunizations at no charge, but donations will be accepted.

The immunizations will be offered at the three sites according to the following schedule:

  • – Cedar Park – 5-7:45 p.m. Aug. 21 and noon-1:45 p.m. Aug. 22
  • – Echo Park – 2:30-4:15 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22
  • – Oak Ridge – Noon-1:45 p.m. Aug. 21 and 5-7:45 p.m. Aug. 22

The immunizations will be administered by licensed nurses with Homeland Health Specialists, a private company, as part of an agreement with the district. If unsure whether your child needs to receive required immunizations, a District 196 nurse will be available at each site to look up the child’s immunization records that are on file with their school.

To enroll in school in Minnesota, parents must show that their child has had the required immunizations or file a legal exemption.

A record of the required immunizations or legal exemption must be on file with the school nurse before the first day of school on Sept. 4, 2018. Students will not be able to attend school until they have shown proof of vaccination or legal exemption.

Cedar Park Elementary STEM School is located at 7500 Whitney Dr. in Apple Valley. Echo Park Elementary School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology is located at 14100 County Rd. 11 in Burnsville. Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences is located at 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd. in Eagan.

For more information about the immunizations, contact your child’s school nurse.

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