Minnesota's Immunization Law Exemption Provision
Minnesota immunization law requires that in order for a child to enroll in child care, early education programs, or school a parent must show they have received immunizations or an exemption.
- Medical Exemption
If an immunization is medically contraindicated for a child, or if there is laboratory confirmation that a child is already immune to certain diseases against which immunization is normally required, the student may submit a statement to this effect, signed by a health care provider, in order to be considered exempt from the contraindicated or unnecessary immunization.
- Elective Exemption
If a child's parent or guardian, or the child (in the case of an emancipated minor), wishes to be exempt, based on their beliefs, from one or more immunization requirements, the parent or child may submit a statement to this effect, signed by the submitting person and notarized.
- Free or Low-Cost Places
to Get Your Conscientious Objection Form Notarized
A list of places in Minnesota where exemption forms can be notarized.
- 2013 Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.15 Health Standards; Immunizations; School Children
Exemptions from immunizations is under subdivision 3.
Exemptions can be obtained by utilizing the appropriate form at each link below.
- Student Immunization Form: School Immunization Law in Minnesota
- Early Childhood Immunization Form: Early Childhood Programs Immunization Law in Minnesota
- Child Care Immunization Form: Child Care Immunization Law in Minnesota