State law requires that each student in a Minnesota school be protected from childhood diseases by having immunizations. Immunizations include diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, (DTP/DTaP/Tdap); polio; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); varicella (chicken pox) and hepatitis B.
Kindergarten: Students starting kindergarten MUST have immunization paperwork on file in the health office before they can start school on the first Thursday of the school year.
Required immunizations include:
- Last DTP/DTaP after age 4
- Last polio after age 4
- Two MMR vaccinations (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Two varicella vaccinations or date of chicken pox disease
- Three hepatitis B vaccinations
Or a signed and notarized exemption on the Student Immunization Form.
Middle school and high school: Students starting seventh grade must have an updated tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap/Td) booster vaccination given after age 7 (usually given at age 11). They must also have two MMR vaccinations, two varicella vaccinations or proof of chicken pox disease, three hepatitis B vaccinations, one meningococcal (meningitis) vaccination or a signed and notarized exemption on the Student Immunization Form. Students must bring a record of their immunizations to the school office when they enroll.
For more information, contact your family’s primary care clinic or the District School Nurse at (952) 491-8104.
Parents with children age 3 and older may arrange for Early Childhood Screening by calling the coordinator at (952) 491-8049.
Westonka District Nurse
Early Childhood Screening Coordinator