Immunizations & Physical Exams

Immunizations
Any child entering a Minnesota public school must provide a statement from a physician or public clinic indicating that the child has received immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, chicken pox and hepatitis B. All immunizations must include the day, month and year for each immunization. Download the Immunization Form (or the Immunization Form - Spanish). Should a parent/guardian choose not to have their child immunized based on their beliefs, the parent must submit a statement to this effect, signed by the submitting person and notarized. For more information, please see the Minnesota School Immunization Law [M.S. 121A.15].

Physical and Dental Exams
It is strongly recommended that children have a complete school health physical exam before entering kindergarten and grade 7. A dental exam is recommended at least once a year. Students participating in athletics must have had a physical exam every three years.

Where to go for Immunizations

Need to get your child immunized? Check with your local clinic or medical provider. Washington County also provides immunizations on a sliding fee scale.