School Immunizations

The Minnesota Department of Health has adopted new immunization laws that went into effect in the fall of 2014. Pine Island School students, including incoming kindergartners and 7th graders must meet these state requirements or have an exemption on file. Students that do not meet these requirements will not be able to attend the first day of school.

We are providing our parents and guardians with the information and time to get their child’s shot records current. Fall will be here before we know it and ultimately it is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure their students will not miss any classes because a shot record is not up to date.

Immunizations that have been added to mandatory state immunization laws include:

Varicella Vaccine

**Effective on September 1, 2010, for children enrolling in kindergarten and seventh grade, Minnesota schools can no longer accept a parent/guardian's signature as proof that a child has had the chickenpox. We are now required to get a doctor's signature stating the child has already had the disease, have a medical reason for not getting the vaccine, or that the child is already immune to chickenpox. Space is provided on the back of this form for the physician's signature.
For more information or to check your child's immunization status contact your primary care provider.