In order to attend class in Minneapolis Public Schools, students must show that they have had the required immunizations or that they are exempt. On Sept. 1, 2014, changes to Minnesota's Immunization Law took effect. The changes were made to more closely align with the current Advisroy Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. Click here for a link to the Minnesota Department of Health Immunization page for all the details or download the revised Are Your Kids Ready for School?
Student Immunization Reporting form (New 1-14) - This form can be used to document vaccinations and/or to claim an exemption from the requirements for medical reasons or the conscientiously held beliefs of the parent/guardian. This form reflects the new immunization requirements for schools beginning September 1, 2014. There is also an Early Childhood Immunization form (New 1-14) required for all children who attend MPS early childhood family education (ECFE), early childhood special education (ECSE), school readiness programs, and other school district preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. Medical exemptions must be signed by a health care provider. Conscientious exemptions must be signed by the parent/guardian and notarized. Schools will accept other versions of immunization records, too as long as all required immunizations are listed.
If you have questions, don't know where to go for shots or do not have health insurance, call the HotShot line at 612.668.0870 for assistance or click on the list of area resources below.