Immunization Requirements and Information

  • State law (MS 121A.15) requires that each student in a Minnesota school be protected from childhood diseases by receiving immunizations. Parents/guardians may obtain a legal exemption for medical reasons or conscientious beliefs. All students new to the Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) must bring their immunization records or exemption record to school. Immunizations include Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT); Polio; Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); Hepatitis B; Meningococcal; and Varicella (Chicken Pox). Immunization requirements vary according to grade.)


    Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date:  Vaccines for Infants, Children, and Adolescents (MDH)


    Immunization and/or Conscientious Objection Form for Kindergarten - 12th Grade or Child Care & Pre-Kindergarten students: These forms (or one with similar information) is required of every student in school. It provides dates of all immunizations received. It also provides exemption information. Print this form out to take to your next health care provider visit.



Resources for Immunizations

  • Community Clinics in St. Paul:
    • Minnesota Community Care (formerly Health Start Clinics), conveniently located in SPPS high schools
    • West Side Community Health Center/La Clinica, 478 Robert St. S., 651-222-6421
    • North End Medical Center, 135 Manitoba Ave., 651-489-8021
    • Open Cities Health Center, 409 N. Dunlap St., 651-290-9200
    • Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Immunization Clinic, available via appointment only, 651-266-1234
    • United Family Practice Health Center, 545 W. 7th St. #3, 651-241-1000

    Contact the clinic(s) to schedule an appointment.