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New Immunization Laws for Schools, Child Care, and Early Childhood Programs Begin September 2014

On Sept. 1, 2014, changes to the Minnesota’s Immunization Law will take effect for schools, child care, and early childhood programs. The changes were made to be more closely aligned with the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. Medical and conscientious exemptions are still allowed under the law.

New vaccines requirements include:

  • Hepatitis B: For all children over 2 months old enrolled or enrolling in child care or an early childhood
  • Hepatitis A: For all children over 12 months old enrolled or enrolling in child care or an early childhood program.
  • Tdap: For all students entering seventh grade. Students in grades 8 - 12 must show documentation if the school requests it. This replaces the Td immunization requirement.
  • Meningitis (meningococcal): For all students entering seventh grade. Students entering grades 8 - 12 must show documentation if the school requests it.

The immunization law now also specifies that all students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, have documentation of Hepatitis B, Varicella and MMR vaccines or a legal exemption on file. Please review your child’s immunization record in Infinite Campus to see if they meet these requirements. Click here for the updated Are Your Kids Ready For School form.