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The Minnesota school immunization law requires students to receive two MMRs before entering kindergarten. Other immunizations required for school and day care are diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, varicella and Hib.

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Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children's long-term health -- as well as the health of friends, classmates and others in the community.

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Some vaccine-preventable diseases, like pertussis (whooping cough) and chickenpox, remain common in the United States. On the other hand, other diseases prevented by vaccines are no longer common in this country because of vaccines.

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