Minnesota Immunization Law Exemption - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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.


  1. 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.

  2. Non-Medical 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.


Exemptions can be obtained by utilizing the appropriate sample immunization record forms for students, child care, and early childhood at Vaccines for Infants, Children, Adolescents.

Updated Tuesday, 05-Feb-2019 10:24:02 CST