New Minn. Immunization Laws go into Effect Sept. 1

Updated: 08/25/2014 5:34 PM
Created: 08/25/2014 4:18 PM
By: Ellen Galles

New immunization laws go into effect in Minnesota beginning Sept. 1.

Minnesota requires all children over two months old in childcare or an early childhood programs get vaccinated for Hepatitis B. It also now requires that all children over 24 months in childcare or an early childhood program get vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

All students entering seventh grade must get a new type of tetanus booster and the meningitis vaccine.

There are some parents who believe vaccines cause side effects and come with risks.  Some Minnesota families choose to opt out, it depends on the vaccine.

In 2013 about 2-3 percent of all kindergartners in Minnesota did not get certain vaccinations, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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