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4604.0900 VARICELLA VACCINATION REQUIREMENT.

Subpart 1.

Requirements for child care enrollees.

Except for children who have already been vaccinated with the varicella vaccine prior to September 1, 2014, beginning September 1, 2014, a child 15 months of age or older who is enrolled in a child care facility in this state must submit:

A.

documentation of receipt of the varicella vaccine consistent with medically acceptable standards;

B.

documentation of a history of varicella disease; or

C.

an exemption statement as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.15, subdivision 3, paragraph (c) or (d).

The documentation or exemption statement required by this subpart must be submitted to the administrator or person having general control and supervision of the child care facility.

Subp. 2.

Requirements for students.

A.

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, students in kindergarten through grade 12 must have:

(1)

proof of receipt of vaccination consistent with medically acceptable standards against varicella;

(2)

documentation of a history of having had varicella disease; or

(3)

proof of an exemption statement as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.15, subdivision 3, paragraph (c) or (d).

B.

Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, a student entering kindergarten or seventh grade must submit:

(1)

documentation of receipt of the varicella vaccine consistent with medically acceptable standards;

(2)

documentation of a history of varicella disease; or

(3)

an exemption statement as specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.15, subdivision 3, paragraph (c) or (d).

The documentation or exemption statement required by this subpart must be submitted to the administrator or person having general control and supervision of the school.

Subp. 3.

Documentation of varicella vaccine.

Documentation of receipt of the varicella vaccine under subparts 1 and 2 must:

A.

include a statement that the child received the varicella vaccination consistent with medically acceptable standards and must include the month, day, and year of the vaccination; and

B.

be signed by a provider, a representative of a public clinic, or the child's parent or legal guardian.

Subp. 4.

Documentation of disease history.

Documentation of a history of varicella disease under subparts 1 and 2 must include one of the following:

A.

the signature of a provider and must include the date of the child's varicella illness;

B.

the signature of a provider and must include a statement that a parent's or legal guardian's description of the child's varicella disease history is indicative of past varicella infection;

C.

the signature of a provider or a representative of a public clinic and must include laboratory evidence of the child's varicella immunity; or

D.

if a child had varicella disease before September 1, 2010, a statement documenting the child had varicella disease that is signed by the child's parent or legal guardian and includes the year that the child had the varicella disease.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 121A.15; 135A.14

History:

28 SR 396; 38 SR 557

Published Electronically:

November 18, 2013