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 end of October. 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 below:

Barrier-free immunization form – English (PDF)
Barrier-free immunization form – Spanish (PDF)
Barrier-free immunization form – Somali (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.

  • 12 Centennial
  • 13 Columbia Heights
  • 112 Eastern Carver County
  • 272 Eden Prairie
  • 273 Edina
  • 728 Elk River/Rogers
  • 194 Lakeville
  • 4178 Lincoln International High School
  • 1 Minneapolis
  • 276 Minnetonka
  • 621 Mounds View
  • 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale
  • 279 Osseo
  • 719 Prior Lake/Savage
  • 280 Richfield SD
  • 281 Robbinsdale
  • 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan
  • 720 Shakopee
  • 6 South St. Paul
  • 833 South Washington County
  • 282 St. Anthony New Brighton
  • 885 St. Michael/Albertville
  • 284 Wayzata
  • 197 West St. Paul Mendota Heights-Eagan