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School Required Immunizations

Indiana law states that students in all grades are required to meet the minimum immunization requirements.  The immunization record must include the student's name, date of birth, and vaccine given and date (month/day/year) of each immunization.  Below lists the Indiana school requirements of immunizations and doses the students must have before attending class.   
  
Proof of immunizations or objections must be submitted to your child's school nurse by the first day of school according to Indiana Law.  Grades K, 6 and 12 require additional vaccines. See requirement by the Indiana Department of Health by clicking below. 
 
 INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: SCHOOL REQUIRED VACCINES
WHAT IF MY DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT IS AFTER SCHOOL BEGINS?
Send a note to your school nurse stating your child's name, date of birth and the date of the planned appointment before the first day of school. 
  

THE CHILDREN AND HOOSIERS IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY PROGRAM (CHIRP)

The Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program is an online system maintained by the Indiana Department of Health that stores and updates immunization records of both children and adults in Indiana. This registry provides an excellent method of tracking student immunization history, and enables school nurses and others to easily check on the immunization status of students. The registry is currently available to the Indiana Department of Health, the immunization data registry of another state, a healthcare provider, a local health department, an elementary or secondary school that is attended by the individual, a child care center, and the office of Medicaid policy and planning or a contractor of the office of Medicaid policy and planning. I.C. 16-38-5-3. Engrossed Senate Bill 219 would add a provider’s designee, a child placing agency, and a college or university that is attended by the individual to the list of persons to whom the immunization information may be released.

Westfield Washington Schools encourages parents to give each school nurse permission to release information about your child's immunizations.

If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.

 

CHIRP IS AN INNOVATIVE ONLINE SYSTEM THAT STORES AND UPDATES IMMUNIZATION RECORDS OF BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN INDIANA.

  • It is confidential and secure
  • It helps determine when patients are due or overdue for vaccinations based on up-to-date guidelines with immunization forecasting
  • It reduces under and over immunization of patients by viewing consolidated immunization records from multiple providers
  • It helps notify patients of recommended vaccinations using a Reminder/Recall feature
  • Doctor’s offices can print Official Immunization Cards for school, day care, or camp registration

 

Would you like a copy of the immunization records listed in the Children and Hoosier Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP)? 
Contact your physician to provide you parental access to the registry.  See MY VAX 
 
Need finacial assistance to get the required vaccines? 
Health and Wellness Information- see Community Health Care Resources