Important Immunization Information

Important Immunization Information

Posted on June 5, 2017 by Michelle Kraus

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We’ve all been warned about the recent outbreak of Measles in our area. This Measles outbreak has been the largest outbreak to hit Minnesota since 1990 when 460 were sickened. Two new cases were reported this past Monday in LeSueur County, bringing the current outbreak’s total to 58. Per the state’s guidelines, children and adults are urged to get their MMR vaccination, which protects against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.

There is no doubt that this outbreak has had you question the policies around immunizations at Ladybug. Every child enrolled at Ladybug is required to provide their immunization records upon enrollment, as well as throughout their years at Ladybug.

One policy Ladybug has had up until now is that if a child’s parent is a conscientious objector to vaccines their child could still be enrolled at Ladybug. Children whose parents are conscientious objectors were still responsible for providing a notarized immunization record stating that the child’s parent was opposed to immunizations.

For the protection of all Ladybug families and staff, Ladybug reserves the right to determine when a child may or may not attend Ladybug. Ladybug will now be requiring all children and staff to be up to date on vaccinations if they wish to be a part of the Ladybug family. The decision to make this change has been recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as our public health nurse who visits our center monthly.

We have gone through every child’s immunization records in Chaska and Waconia and have printed a record for each child from the MIIC website (Minnesota Immunization Information Connection). If your child is not up to date on his/her vaccinations, we will be contacting you personally.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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