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 record or exemption record to school.Why Vaccinate? On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Are Your Kids Ready? (click on "who needs vaccines, when" to view document)
- Immunization Record (includes child care & medical and non-medical objection to immunizations)
- Conscientious Objection
Resources for Immunizations:
- Minnesota Community Care (formerly Health Start Clinics), conveniently located in SPPS high schools
- West Side Community Health Services, 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.
Additional information can be found at:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/