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To go to school in Minnesota, students must show they’ve received immunization against a number of diseases or file a legal exemption with the school. 

Immunizations are due prior to the first day of school. Students transferring into the Owatonna Public School District after the first day of school must provide immunization information and be in compliance within 30 days.

Students entering 12th grade need to have documentation or a legal exemption for the booster dose of the meningococcal vaccine. (Most children received the initial dose of this vaccine when they entered 7th grade.)

For more information on meningococcal disease, go to Meningococcal Disease Basics ( on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website.

For a current copy of your teen’s vaccination record, call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) at 651-201-3980 or visiting Find My Immunization Record (

The Minnesota Vaccines for Children program offers free or low-cost immunizations for eligible children age 18 years and younger. Go to Free or Low-Cost Shots for Children: ( to learn more and see if your child is eligible.