New Immunization Requirements For Hoosier Students

There are new state requirements for student innoculations which parents of Crothersville students will have to be aware before the start of the coming school year, Crothersville High School principal David Schill said this week.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) are requiring students in grades 6-12 to have written verification that students have had the following vaccines as well as the other required immunizations for the 2010/2011 school year:
•1 dose Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis)
•1 dose of MCV4 (Meningococcal Vaccine)
•2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox Vaccine) or documented proof of the student having had Chickenpox including the date and a signature of the family physician.
“Students not having the immunization will be allowed to enroll and attend school for 20 days, during which time the student should be obtaining the immunizations,” Schill said. “After that time, the law requires that the student not be allowed to attend school until the immunizations have been received.”
Please assure that your student has had these immunizations, the principal said.
School officials advise parents to see your healthcare provider or contact the Jackson County Health Department located at 801 West Second St., Seymour, IN at 812-522-6667 to schedule the immunization.
“The school is required to record immunization data on all students, so please see that this is handled in a timely fashion and that immunization documentation is given to the high school office,” said Schill.