It's the Law in Minnesota......No Shots, No School!                                                                             

Minnesota law requires that every child attending school be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella (hepatitis A and meningococcal beginning September 2014).  The chart “Are Your Kids Ready For School?”  outlines the immunization requirements.  A student must have all immunizations up-to-date, with a record on file in the health office, or the appropriate form signed, prior to starting school.

No student shall be required to receive an immunization which is contrary to a medical reason or conscientiously held belief.  If you are conscientiously opposed to immunizations your notarized signature is required on file in our office.  Please contact our Health Services office (218-454-6945)  for the appropriate form or click here for a copy of the form.

   "In 1736 I lost one of my sons, Franky, a fine boy of four years old, by the smallpox,         taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not               given it to him by inoculation."

    "This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition            that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it, my example                  showing that the regret may be the same either way and that, therefore, the safer            should be chosen."

                                                               ~Benjamin Franklin, 1788 Autobiography