(INDIANAPOLIS) - State health officials announced today that more than 50,000 records have now been accessed using MyVaxIndiana, the groundbreaking online tool launched by the Indiana State Department of Health in 2012.
By visiting the secure website, MyVaxIndiana.in.gov, Hoosiers may download, print, email or fax their official immunization records as recorded in State's immunization registry.
"Indiana was one of the first states to offer this service and I'm very pleased Hoosiers are taking advantage of it to get their immunization records," said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D.
MyVaxIndiana was created through a technology grant awarded to the Indiana State Department of Health from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in response to the ONC Consumer Innovation challenge to provide consumers access to their health information.
Access to MyVaxIndiana is easy. An individual may access their immunization record, or the record of a dependent minor, on the secure website by entering their date of birth and a personal identification number (PIN) which must be requested from their healthcare provider or local health department in advance. Immunization history, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommended immunization schedule can be viewed.
All MyVaxIndiana records appear as they are maintained in the Indiana Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP). MyVaxIndiana complements CHIRP, which is supported by the CDC. Approximately 4 million Hoosiers have "active" records in CHIRP, which is defined as having two or more vaccines entered.
"When we started MyVaxIndiana, one of our goals was to improve state immunization rates and empower Hoosiers to manage their immunization records," said Dave McCormick, director of the Immunization Division at the Indiana State Department of Health. "Access to MyVaxIndiana keeps parents aware of what immunizations their children have and what they may need."
For more information about MyVaxIndiana, visit www.MyVaxIndiana.in.gov, or the Indiana State Department of Health at www.StateHealth.in.gov. For important health and safety information, follow us on Twitter at @StateHealthIN and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/isdh1.
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