Health Services Information

New Immunization Requirements: On September 1, 2014, changes to Minnesota’s Immunization Law will take effect. Please see information about Minnesota's New Immunization Laws for Schools, Child Care, and Early Childhood Programs begin September 2014.

The vaccines that will require documentation of immunization or a legal exemption include:
  • DTaP/DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis),
  • Polio (IPV or OPV),
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella),
  • Hib (haemophilus influenza type b),
  • Varicella (chickenpox),
  • PCV (pneumococcal conjugate virus),
  • Hepatitis B, and
  • Hepatitis A. 

Additionally, for Varicella (chickenpox), children must have received the vaccine by 15 months of age or have had the disease to enroll in child care or early childhood programs.  This applies to children turning 15 months old on September 1, 2014 or after.  The law clarifies that if a child had varicella disease:

  • before 2010, the parent or guardian needs to provide the month/year of the disease and their signature.A health provider’s signature is not required.
  • after 2010, a health provider’s signature is required.

All children need to have a health provider certify the child’s immunization status (record).  If there are medical reasons or conscientious reasons why your child can not have or does not need any shot(s), see Student Immunization form or Early Childhood Immunization form, Section 2 Exemptions to School Immunization Law.

Please see the MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) website for more information.

General Information
Health services will be provided to students as needed.  These services include, but are not limited to: health monitoring and screening, the care and treatment of emergency and/or urgent healthcare issues, healthcare interventions such as medication administration and specialized healthcare procedures, counseling and health teaching.

Student health services will be provided under the guidance of a licensed school nurse (LSN). Specific healthcare interventions will be carried out by the licensed school nurse or designee of the LSN. The flyer below describes where and when to obtain immunizations in Dakota County at a reduced cost.

Dakota County Immunization Clinic Schedule 2017

Dakota County Immunization Clinic Schedule 2017 (Spanish)