Immunization Laws

Immunization laws protect everyone, because high immunization levels prevent disease outbreaks. Minnesota has various laws requiring immunizations for children and adults enrolled in child care, school, and college settings. Legal exemptions are allowed - both for medical reasons and conscientiously held beliefs. This page includes both the actual Minnesota laws and MDH interpretations.

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Immunization Law Basics
Statutes and Rules

Immunization Law Basics

The documents below reflect the law for the 2013-14 school year. The rule revisions that will begin September 1, 2014 can be found here: Minnesota Immunization Rule Revisions.

  • HIPAA and Immunization
    MDH legal memo on immunization data sharing and HIPAA and MMWR article on HIPAA and public health.

Statutes and Rules

Updated Friday, 27-Dec-2013 11:33:44 CST