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.
"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