(UNDATED) - With the new school year quickly approaching, State health officials want Indiana parents to be aware of new immunization requirements for school entry.
Parents can get immunization records from their health care provider or use the secure website, www.MyVaxIndiana.in.gov, to print their child's official immunization record from home by using personal identification number (PIN).
For the 2013-2014 school year, all students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will be required to have a record documenting two valid doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or documented history of chickenpox disease.
Students from kindergarten through fifth grade will need to have their history of chickenpox disease documented by a health care provider.
Although not required for school entry, Indiana State Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Joan Duwve, M.D recommends that students also receive the following immunizations if they haven't already:
- Two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine
- Flu vaccine every year
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, 3-dose series for all adolescents
- Booster dose of meningococcal conjugate (meningitis) vaccine for adolescents ages 16-18
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