Minnesota law requires that all children get vaccinated against certain diseases or have a legal exemption on file to enroll in school.
Students entering 12th grade for the 2021-2022 school year need to have documentation or a legal exemption for the booster dose of meningococcal vaccine. Most children received the initial dose of this vaccine when they entered 7th grade).
Teenagers and young adults are at higher risk for meningococcal disease. This dose is important to make sure they are fully protected through their highest-risk years.
If your child has not received a booster dose, please schedule an appointment with your child’s health care provider to get this vaccine, or get a legal exemption before school starts in the fall. Ask your health care provider if you are eligible to receive free or low-cost vaccinations if you are concerned about costs.
For a current copy of your teen’s vaccination record, call your primary care provider or the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) at 651-201-3980.
For more information:
- Booster Dose Requirements (Minnesota Department of Health, MDH)
- Meningococcal Disease (MDH)
- Immunization Form/Exemption Information (MDH)