School Immunization Data - Minnesota Dept. of Health

School Immunization Data

The Annual Immunization Status Report (AISR) is generated each year from school immunization data and ensures compliance with the Minnesota immunization law. This site allows community leaders, health care providers, school staff, and parents to see immunization and exemption percentages for their county, district, and school.

On this page:
About Minnesota school immunization data
Vaccination percentages for kindergarten and seventh grade
Additional resources
Archive of previous years

About Minnesota school immunization data

About the Annual Immunization Status Report (AISR) for 2021-22 (PDF)

Vaccination percentages for kindergarten and seventh grade, 2021-22

Percent of kindergarteners vaccinated

This graph displays the percent of kindergarteners fully vaccinated for DTaP, HepB, MMR, polio, and varicella over the last 10 school years. Vaccination rates remain high, but there has been a 3-percentage-point decrease since the start of the pandemic, leaving many more students vulnerable to vaccine preventable disease.

Percent of kindergarteners vaccinated 2021-22
DTaP Polio MMR Hep B Varicella
89.0 89.3 89.0 93.5 88.5

This graph displays the percent of kindergarteners with in-progress or missing doses over the last 10 school years. Rates of in-progress or missing doses have nearly doubled since the start of the pandemic. Students in this category may be behind on their vaccinations or may not have submitted all their documentation to their school. Ensuring school-age children get back on track is critical to ensure broad protection against vaccine preventable disease outbreaks.

This graph displays the percent of kindergarten students exempt to all vaccines, broken up by school type for the 2021-22 school year. "Exempt to all vaccines" means that the student has an exemption to all required vaccines and does not include the students that are only exempt to one or a few vaccines. Private schools have the highest non-medical exemption rate, followed by charter schools. The statewide non-medical exempt to all rate is 2.4%. Medical exemption rates are low for all school types.

Percent of seventh graders vaccinated

This graph displays the percent of seventh grade students fully vaccinated for meningococcal and Tdap over the last 10 school years. Coverage for the vaccines required for seventh grade students rebounded some in 2021-22 but remain 5 percentage points lower than coverage levels seen in 2019-20 school year. Coverage for the other vaccines required at this age remained unchanged during the pandemic, at around 95% or higher.

Percent of seventh graders vaccinated 2021-22
DTaP Polio MMR Hep B Varicella Tdap Meningococcal
96.1 95.2 95.8 95.9 94.6 87.1 84.9

This graph displays the percent of seventh graders missing Tdap and meningococcal vaccines over the last 10 school years. Rates of seventh grade students missing Tdap and meningococcal have more than doubled since the start of the 2019 school year.

This graph displays the percent of seventh grade students exempt to all vaccines, broken up by school type for the 2021-22 school year. “Exempt to all vaccines” means that the student has an exemption to all vaccines and does not include the students that are only exempt to one or a few vaccines. As with kindergarten exemption rates, private schools have the highest non-medical exemption rate, followed by charter schools. The statewide non-medical exempt to all rate is 1.3%. Medical exemption rates are low for all school types.

Additional resources

  • Childhood Immunization Rates
    Immunization rates for children in Minnesota are available from MIIC, the state's immunization registry, and from the National Immunization Survey.

  • Minnesota Public Health Data Access: Immunizations
    Interactive maps and tables. MIIC-based immunization rates are available by single antigen and series. Also shows MIIC-based rates by county.

  • Adolescent Immunization Rates
    Immunization rates for adolescents in Minnesota are available from MIIC, the state's immunization registry, and from the National Immunization Survey.

  • SchoolVaxView, CDC
    Data, information, and news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about school vaccination coverage from state reports.

Archive of previous years

Updated Thursday, 28-Jul-2022 13:30:41 CDT