INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana State health officials are asking parents to be aware of new immunization requirements for the 2013-2014 school year.
Students in grades kindergarten through 12 will need documented proof of two valid doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or documented history of chickenpox disease.
"We experienced multiple outbreaks of chickenpox around that state during the last school year," said Indiana State Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Joan Duwve. "This new requirement will help stop the spread of this preventable disease and keep kids healthy and in school."
Parents can get their child's current immunization records from their health care provider or use the website, www.MyVaxIndiana.in.gov
Indiana school immunization requirements are posted on the Indiana State Department of Health's website at www.state.in.us/isdh/17094.htm.
A list of other recommended vaccines can be found by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/index.html.
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