For School Health Personnel
Resources to help school health personnel implement the Minnesota School Immunization Law, report required disease outbreaks, and provide information to students and parents.
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|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.|
School Immunization Law: Questions and Answers (PDF: 111KB/13 pages)
Answers to frequently asked questions about Minnesota's school immunization law.
- Provider's Quick Reference on Minnesota's
A quick reference guide for health care providers, child care, and school personnel on Minnesota's immunization laws.
- Annual Immunization Status Report
Use this tool to report the immunization status of students in your school.
- Who Needs Immunizations
Follow this link to find the most recent version of "Are Your Kids Ready for School?", as well as other vaccination schedules.
Track of Immunizations
Get the most recent copy of the Student Immunization Form, as well as other tools for tracking immunizations.
- MIIC and Schools
Information on how the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) can make it easy for schools to ensure their students are up-to-date on their immunizations.
- Immunization Documentation
for Homeless or Displaced Students
The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act allows homeless students to enroll in school without the standard immunization and medical record documentation.
- School Reporting of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Information about what vaccine-preventable diseases to report, including how and when to report.
- Influenza Information for School Health Personnel
Flu disease reporting and vaccine information for school health personnel.
- Pertussis Information for School Health Personnel
Find out what to report when pertussis (whooping cough) occurs in your school, fact sheets to use with parents, and exclusion recommendations.
- Varicella Information for School Health Personnel
Chickenpox fact sheets and reporting forms for school health personnel.
- Order Form for School Immunization Materials
Use the form to order materials or the links on the order form to find and print resources.
- Reliable Sources
of Immunization Information
List of web sites, publications, videos, and phone numbers. Includes PDF version for printing.
- Meningococcal Vaccine: Why Preteens
and Teens Should Get It
MDH fact sheet for parents of preteens and teens on meningicoccal vaccine and the importance of vaccinating against the disease.
- Vaccines and Immunizations for Pre-teens and Adolescents
Information from CDC about the immunizations needed for pre-teens and adolescents. Attention: Non-MDH web link
- HIPAA and Immunization
MDH Immunization Data Sharing and HIPAA and MMWR article.
- Quick Chart of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Terms in Multiple Languages (PDF: 114KB/2 pages)
Link to three helpful documents: Quick Chart of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Terms in Multiple Languages, Translation of Vaccine-Related Terms into English, and Vaccines and Biologics Used in U.S. and Foreign Markets. From the Immunization Action Coalition. Attention: Non-MDH web link