A doctor places a Band-Aid on a child's arm after a shot.

No Shots, No School

Making immunizations more accessible for school-age children

Getting ready for a new school year is a busy time. There are school supplies to buy, schedules to coordinate and so many other errands. And for many families, finding the time and money to get their children required immunizations can be difficult. But that’s where the No Shots, No School program aims to help.

Minnesota law requires that all school-age child receive and be up to date on recommended immunizations to attend school, unless the child has written proof of exemption. The No Shots, No School program makes it possible for children to have an immunization-only appointment at no direct charge to parents or guardians.

How does the No Shots, No School program work?

Through No Shots, No School, HealthPartners collaborates with many local school districts to make it easier for children to have an immunization-only appointment at most of our Minnesota HealthPartners primary care clinics.

This means you don’t need to schedule an entire wellness visit to get your child the vaccines they need to head back to school. This also means that your child can get immunized, whether you have health insurance or not, at no direct charge to you. And you don’t need to be an existing HealthPartners patient to schedule an immunization-only visit through No Shots, No School.

The program begins every August and is available through the first two weeks of September. Students continue to be eligible throughout the school year if they enroll in school or need additional doses of their immunization in order to complete the series.

How to get your child vaccinated through No Shots, No School

Step 1: Make an immunization appointment

There are a limited number of walk-in immunization appointments available each day but scheduling early and in advance helps make sure that your child receives the immunizations they need in time for school. This also helps you make sure that immunizations are documented and sent to your child’s school before school starts.

Step 2: Download and fill out the barrier-free immunization form

Your child’s school nurse will give you the barrier-free immunization form, or you can download it here.

Download the barrier-free immunization form (PDF)

Step 3: Make sure you bring the right forms and records to your child’s appointment

Bring your child’s immunization records (if you have them), the barrier-free immunization form and a picture ID.

All participating clinics and health systems

HealthPartners is proud to join other health care providers in the Twin Cities metro area who are making immunizations more accessible to school-age children.

Participating school districts

Check the list to see if your child’s school district is participating in the No Shots, No School program.

  • Brooklyn Center Community Schools
  • Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
  • Eastern Carver County Schools
  • Eden Prairie Schools
  • Edina Public Schools
  • Fridley Public Schools
  • Hopkins Public Schools
  • Independent School District 728 (Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman)
  • Inver Grove Heights Schools
  • Lincoln International High School
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Minnetonka Public Schools
  • Mounds View Public Schools
  • North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District (District 622)
  • Osseo Area Schools
  • Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
  • Richfield Public Schools
  • Robbinsdale Area Public Schools
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools (District 196)
  • St. Louis Park Public Schools
  • St. Michael-Albertville Schools
  • Shakopee Public Schools
  • Westonka Public Schools