Immunization requirements for 2013-2014 school year released

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The Indiana State Department of Health has published the school immunization requirements for the 2013-2014 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

New requirements include:

  • K-12: two valid doses of varicella vaccine or a documented history of having chicken pox disease.
  • K-5: need to have their history of chicken pox disease documented by a healthcare provider.

The Indiana State Department of Health also recommends that students receive the following immunizations:

  • Kindergarten: Two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • 11th and 12th grade:  Booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

Hoosiers can access their immunization records through MyVaxIndiana, a user-friendly website that allows parents and other individuals to connect with their immunization records from any computer through the use of a personal identification number (PIN). PINs can be obtained from healthcare providers and used to log in to the secure website where users can then download, print or fax records. Each record also displays the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended immunization schedule.

The requirements and recommendations are in alignment with the routine vaccination schedules from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). For a complete listing of all school immunization requirements, visit the state’s immunization website.

6 comments

  • Patty Haupt

    Yes on these vaccines my son it is a requirement too have the Hep. A shot plus HIP shot both when your child before they go into the 6th grade he will have this done again when he turns 16 and there is no requirement for the booster til they turn 18 it’s every 10 years they have too have a TB booster shot.

  • NOT A SHEEP

    Vaccines are poison. Full of mercury and cancer causing ingrediants. Alot of children have severe reactions or develop autism but the Doctors make money from vaccinations so they shrug it off and tell parents it is normal. Don't inject your healthy children with this poison. They are NOT required. You can get an exemption and they can still go to Public school. Don't buy into the big pharma scams.

    • Opposed to stupidity

      You are wrong and misinformed. Mercury is no longer a component of vaccinations and there are no carcinogens. Get real.

  • Carrie

    Vaccines are proven NOT to cause autism. The doctor that found this research has since lost his license and subsequent research has proven that they do NOT cause autism. It is one of the biggest myths out about vaccines. Also, I'm pretty sure they don't contain (or maybe a very small amount) mercury. And if the severe reactions outweighed the benefits of having the vaccine they wouldn't give it to children. I would much rather my child have an allergic reaction to something that can be controlled than have them DIE from a disease I could have prevented. People are more afraid of vaccines than the actual disease because they have never seen a child die from an immunized disease because *gasp* people get VACCINATED! In developing countries, women were asked if they had access to vaccines would they give them to their children. Guess what? 100% said YES.

    • Guest

      You haven't done your homework about the Wakefield case.. Brian Deer, the reporter, was paid to do a hatchet job on Wakefield by a Big Pharma company. . Look it up, and do check out Age of Autism articles. This article focuses on the UK because their CDC complied with FOIA requests and reveals 30 yrs of secret documents:: http://www.naturalnews.com/038598_vaccines_medica
      Our CDC denied a request by a doctor with an autistic son for 7 yrs and had to be sued, finally winning a court order 2 yrs ago. That is covered in the Bolen Report http://www.bolenreport.com/Mark%20Geier/foiasuit6
      Finally, if you are too young to remember the Nuremberg Trials following WW2, they addressed the hideous experiments on humans during the war, among other issues, and the result is the 10 point Nuremberg Code. The first line of the first point states: "The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential."

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