Minnesota Immunization Rule Revisions
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- October 28, 2013 News Release
New immunization requirements for child care, early childhood programs, and schools begin Sept. 1, 2014
- New Immunization Laws for Schools, Child Care, and Early Childhood Programs Begin September 2014
Fact sheet with an overview of the new requirements broken down by vaccine and grade.
- Report of the Administrative Law Judge (PDF: 263KB/23 pages)
Ruling in the matter of the proposed rules of the Department of Health governing school and child care immunizations, Minnesota Rules Part 4604.
- Order Granting Extension (PDF: 9KB/1 page)
The Chief Administrative Law Judge has granted a short extension for the Immunization Rule Report.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) proposed modifying the immunization requirements for children in child care and grades K-12 through the rulemaking process and published the Notice of Intent to Adopt on April 29, 2013 in the State Register. See the links below for more information on the process.
Since the last revision to the law in 2003, there have been several changes in federal immunization recommendations, which include scheduling changes and new immunizations. The department's primary objective is to update Minnesota's Immunization Rules to reflect the new, evidence-based federal immunization recommendations.
- April 29, 2013 News Release
Proposed changes in immunization rules for schools, child care would require Hepatitis A and meningococcal vaccinations