Our schools participate in the "No Shots, No School" program. All students are required to provide proof of immunization, or appropriate documentation exempting the student from such immunization, and such other data necessary to ensure that the student is free from any communicable diseases, as a condition of enrollment. If your child is missing any immunizations, please make an appointment with your healthcare provider to have all immunizations completed before school begins.
WHO NEEDS VACCINES, WHEN?
Children need shots for Kindergarten, with updates required in seventh grade. Download the Minnesota Department of Health guide or consult your family doctor as additional boosters may be required.
We use CareDox to collect immunization and health information electronically, and save parents from the repetitive task of completing more forms. CareDox is a fully encrypted, cloud-based system that is fully FERPA and HIPAA compliant, meaning it takes special safeguards to in order to guarantee the security of sensitive student and family health data. CareDox is also an approved provider of immunization records management by the MN Department of Health.
SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
When it's time to provide or update your child’s immunization and emergency health records, you will receive an email from CareDox, our cloud-based records system, with a personalized link to complete your child’s record. Please make time to complete the request.
Minnetonka Public Schools is using CareDox to collect immunization and health information electronically, and save parents from the repetitive task of completing more forms. CareDox is a fully encrypted, cloud-based system that is fully FERPA (federal privacy law) and HIPPA (federal health information law) compliant, meaning it takes special safeguards to in order to guarantee the security of sensitive student and family health data.
CONVENIENCE FOR YOUR FAMILY
CareDox is also a portable immunization record. When you create an account, it is yours indefinitely. You can continue to access, update and use your child’s immunization record. When summer camps, child-care, and other activities request health information in the future, you can login to CareDox and create a PDF to share as you need to. And if you change schools, your CareDox remains accessible to you. It stores all of your child’s immunization records in one convenient location that you and your child will have access to through adulthood. We hope you find this system easy to use and a convenient resource for your family.
TO SAVE TIME, WE’VE PREPOPULATED SOME OF THE INFORMATION
When you login using the secure link from CareDox, you will see that we have pre-populated many fields with information you provided on your school registration forms. Please review it carefully to ensure all information is correct, if you find an error in the information, please update it.
CareDox interfaces with the Minnesota Immunization registry. If your child has received immunizations in Minnesota, your healthcare provider has likely registered those immunizations with the state registry. The dates and doses of those immunizations will be pre-populated in CareDox. Please double check to ensure your records match with all the records in CareDox, and add any immunizations that are incomplete.
ALERT US REGARDING OTHER HEALTH ISSUES
In addition to providing Immunization records, CareDox will ask you for emergency contacts and information about other medical alerts the school may need. Please provide emergency contact information for an adult—besides a parent—whom the school may contact if a parent is unavailable in case of an emergency. In addition, if your child has any allergies, medical conditions or individual healthcare plans, there is a place in CareDox to provide detailed information. You may even scan and upload a document or PDF to detailed information.