School Reporting of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
What, how, and when to report vaccine-preventable diseases in schools.
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What to report
How and when
|Influenza-like illness (ILI)||
All schools:Report when the number of students absent or sent home with ILI reaches 5% of the total school enrollment
Elementary schools only:Report when three or more students from the same classroom are absent or sent home with ILI
|All suspect or confirmed cases of chickenpox in students and/or staff.||
Note: If you suspect the beginning of an outbreak of chickenpox, schools should call MDH at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414. Please also notify your school district office.
|Suspect or confirmed cases of shingles in students.|
|Pertussis (whooping cough)
and other vaccine-preventable diseases including:
|All suspected and confirmed cases in students and staff||
By phone at 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414 (toll free)Please notify your school district office.
* Chickenpox and shingles report forms can also be mailed to:
Minnesota Department of Health
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
More information on Infectious Disease Reporting and who is required to report is available.