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Immunization Requirements

For the protection of all students, Minnesota State Law (M.S. 123.70) requires that all children who are enrolled in a Minnesota school be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella (chicken pox), allowing for certain exemptions.


Before entering school, each student must provide proof that the immunization schedule is in process or has been completed. Download Pupil Immunization Record Form or pick one up at any of Becker school's Health Services offices.

Kindergarten

In order to remain enrolled in any public school, the parent/guardian must submit the required form to the school administrator that shows the student has received:
  • Five DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
  • Four Polio
  • Three Hepatitis B
  • Two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Two Varicella (chicken pox) OR the date your child had chicken pox. We require written and signed verification of the date your child had the chicken pox.
7th Grade

In addition to the standard immunization schedule, written proof that your child has received:
  • Three Hepatitis B
  • A Second MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Two Varicella (chicken pox) OR has had the chicken pox disease (date)
  • One Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) booster
  • 1 MCV (Meningococcal)
*Exemptions: No student is required to receive an immunization if he/she has a medical contraindication or that laboratory evidence of immunity exists. No student is required to have an immunization which is contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/her parent or guardian. A medical waiver must be signed by a physician and conscientious objections must be notorized.

Where do I go to get my child Immunized?

If you do not have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover the cost of immunizations, please call Sherburne County Kids Clinic at 763-765-4000 or 800-433-5239 for more information.

If you take your child to a private clinic, make your appointments early! The clinics in the fall of each year are very busy.