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INDIANA: Changes to Students' Vaccinations Before 2013-14 School Year




 

WBIW.com (02.25.13) Aids Weekly Plus

Indiana health officials have changed the vaccination requirements for school- age children. The state is requiring children entering kindergarten to have two measles vaccinations and recommending two hepatitis A vaccinations; they are also recommending a meningitis booster shot for all 11th and 12th grade students for the next school year. For the 2014-2015 school year, students entering kindergarten will be required to have two vaccinations for chickenpox and hepatitis A, and the meningitis booster will be mandatory for 12th-grade students. A meningitis vaccination is already required for students in the sixth through12th grades, but the state is now requiring a booster. If a student receives the booster in the 12th grade, the booster will last the student through college. Parents can refuse to have their children vaccinated on account of a religious objection, but then it is up to each school system to decide whether to allow the student to attend without the mandatory vaccinations. The list of vaccinations is as follows: Kindergarten: Hepatitis B (three doses); diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (five doses); polio (four doses); measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses); chickenpox (two doses); recommended two doses of hepatitis A. Grades 1 to 5: Hepatitis B (three doses); diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (five doses); polio (four doses); measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses); chickenpox (two doses). Grades 6 to 10: Hepatitis B (three doses); diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (five doses); polio (four doses); measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses); chickenpox (two doses); tetanus and pertussis (one dose); meningitis (one dose). Grades 11 and 12: Hepatitis B (three doses); diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (five doses); polio (four doses); measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses); chickenpox (two doses); tetanus and pertussis (one dose); meningitis (booster).



 


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