Child’s Proof of Immunization
All Minnesota Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on a State of Minnesota official student immunization form.
Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?
For a complete listing of immunizations required by the Minnesota Department of Health, view the section on
Immunizations Required for School Grades K–12 on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?
Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots he or she needs to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.
What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?
If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through the following program:
Minnesota allows for medical contraindication, laboratory evidence of immunity, and conscientious-objection exemptions; however, medical and laboratory exemptions forms must be signed by a physician. Please use the Minnesota Student Immunization/Exemption form if requesting an exemption.
This form must be signed by you and, if required, by a physician. According to Minnesota Statutes Section 135.14, for conscientious objection, a statement specifying the exempt vaccines must be notarized by a notary public.
- Conscientious Objection: For conscientious objection by the patient/parent/legal guardian to one or more of the vaccines, you must provide a notarized statement specifying the vaccine(s) and submit the signed exemption form.
- Medical Exemption: For a medical contraindication to required vaccine(s), including anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose or to vaccine component(s), the patient or parent/guardian must have a signed statement by a physician specifying the vaccine(s).
- Laboratory Evidence of Immunity Exemption: For laboratory evidence of immunity to a disease covered by the immunization law, the patient/parent/guardian must have a signed statement by a physician specifying the vaccine(s).