New Children's Vaccine Requirements

Further Immunizations


During the 2009 legislative session IC 20-34-4-2 was revised. It now requires the Indiana Department of Health to adopt the rules under IC 4-22-2 which stipulate that school age children are to receive further immunizations against the following: Meningitis (Menactra or MCV4), Varicella (chickenpox), and Pertussis (whooping cough).

Requirements


These are the requirements for the 2015 school year.
  • 3 to 5 years old: 3 Hep B, 4 Dtap, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 1 Varicella
  • Kindergarten: 3 Hep B, 5 Dtap, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella
  • Grades 1 to 5: 3 Hep B, 5 Dtap, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella
  • Grades 6 to 12: 3 Hep B, 5Dtap, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, 1 Tdap, 1 Meningitis
  • Grade 12: 3 Hep B, 5 Dtap, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, 1 Tdap, 2 Meninitis

Chickenpox


If your child has had chickenpox, an additional vaccine is not being required at this time. If your child has had one dose of vaccine, a second dose is now being required. DT or Td on a student's record means that only a tetanus was given. The immunization needed is Tdap.

Consequences


Students can be excluded from school until these vaccinations are received and verification sent to the school beginning with the 2010-11 school year. You will need to bring shot records with you. The parent must accompany the child or send a consent note. There is no charge for the vaccines, they are provided by Vaccines for Children