Immunizations

All students in Spring Lake Park Schools must comply with Minnesota Immunization Laws.  All immunizations need to be up-to-date prior to the start of the school year. An immunization form with the schedule of vaccines is available online or from the health office.  Students will be excluded from school as of October 31st if proof of immunizations or exemptions are not on file with the school.

Exemptions to school immunization laws include:

Medical Exemption

No student is required to receive an immunization if they have a medical contraindication, history of disease, or laboratory evidence of immunity. For a student to receive a medical exemption, a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant must sign this statement:

I certify the immunization(s) listed below are contraindicated for medical reasons, laboratory evidence of immunity, or that adequate immunity exists due to
a history of disease that was laboratory confirmed (for varicella disease see * below). List exempted immunization(s):

Signature of physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant _______________ Date _________

*History of varicella disease only. In the case of varicella disease, it was medically diagnosed or adequately described to me by the parent to indicate past varicella infection in ___________ (year)

Signature of physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant.  A parent signature is accepted for proof of disease if it occurred prior to September of 2010. 

Conscientious Exemption

No student is required to have an immunization that is contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/ her parent or guardian. However, not following vaccine recommendations may endanger the health or life of the student or others they come in contact with. In a disease outbreak schools may exclude children who are not vaccinated in order to protect them and others. To receive an exemption to vaccination, a parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the following statement and have it notarized:

I certify by notarization that it is contrary to my conscientiously held beliefs for my child to receive the following vaccine(s):

Signature of parent or legal guardian __________________ Date __________

Subscribed and sworn to before me this: _______ day of __________________ 20______

Signature of notary

Immunization Requirements

Use the chart below as a guide to determine which vaccines are required to enroll in child care, early childhood programs and school. Find the child’s age or grade level and look to see if your child had the number of shots shown by the checkmarks under each vaccine. Click here to see the graph and more information from the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Birth through 4 years
(Early childhood programs and child care)

Age 5-6 years
(For Kindergarten)

Age 7-11 years
(For 1st-6th grade)
Age 12 and older 
(For 7th-12th grade)

Hepatitis A (Hep A)
X

     
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
X X X
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
X X X
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
X X X
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
X X X
 
DTaP/DT
X X X X
DTaP/DT
X X X X X
X X X tetanus and diphtheria containing doses Tdap and at least two tetanus and diphtheria containing doses
Polio
X X X 
Polio
X X X X
Polio
X X X 
Polio
X X X 
MMR
X  
MMR
X X
MMR
X X
MMR
X X
HiB
X
    Meningococcal & booster
Pneumococcal
X X X X
     
Varicella
X
Varicella
X X
Varicella
X X
Varicella
X X

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