ALARM: Proposed Changes In Immunization Rules For Schools In Minnesota

From: Eileen Dannemann
Date: Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Subject: Please pass to MINNESOTA residents: Proposed Changes In Immunization Rules For Schools In Minn
Please forward to Minnesota contacts. See attached for the already appalling national schedule including 4 in-utero vaccines.
Proposed changes in immunization rules for schools, child care would require Hepatitis A and meningococcal vaccinations
Tdap also added to secondary school schedule; hepatitis B expanded to child care
The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing to make changes in the state’s school immunization rules that would bring the law up to date with current recommendations and practices.
The proposed changes to immunization requirements for children in child care and grades pre-K-12 would:
Require Hepatitis A and B vaccination for children enrolling in child care or school-based early childhood programs.
Replace the current seventh- grade tetanus-diphtheria (Td) requirement with a vaccine that also includes pertussis (Tdap).
Require secondary students to have meningococcal vaccination beginning in seventh grade.
If approved, the proposed changes would take effect beginning in September 2014. They do not change the medical exemption or the option for parents to decline any or all vaccines for conscientious reasons
The department plans to adopt the changes through its rulemaking authority without a public hearing. If, however, 25 or more people submit a written request for a hearing on the rules by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, the department will hold a public hearing. Information o
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From: Kramerin
Date: Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Subject: Fwd: Proposed Changes In Immunization Rules For Schools In Minn
Please forward to any other Mn Contacts. Thanks!!

Best regards,
Eileen Dannemann
Director,  National Coalition of Organized Women
319 855-0307
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