Updated: Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013, 12:18 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013, 12:18 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) - Indiana’s State Department of Health has published the school immunization requirements for the coming school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.
There are a couple of new requirements. K-12 students must get two valid doses of varicella vaccine or have a documented history of having chicken pox disease. Students in grades K-5 must have their history of chicken pox documented by a health care provider.
The Department of Health also suggests students receive two doses of hepatitis A vaccine (for kindergarteners) and one booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (for 11th and 12th grade students).
You can access your immunization records through MyVaxIndiana, a 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 get obtained from health care providers and used to log in to the site, where you can then download, print or fax records.
To learn more, visit MyVaxIndiana’s website.
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, head to Indiana’s State Health Department website.
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