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Indiana state health department adding required immunizations for students

The Indiana Department of Health is requiring several more doses of vaccines for students in certain grades.

(JENNIFER SHEPHARD)

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health is requiring new immunizations for students in certain grades, according to Elkhart Truth reporting partner WNDU.

WNDU reports beginning this year, students must have these immunizations, in addition to previously required vaccinations, to be admitted into school:

  • Two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine (Hep A) for all kindergarten students
  • One dose of the meningitis vaccine (MCV4) for all students entering sixth grade
  • One booster dose of the meningitis vaccince (MCV4) for all high school seniors.

Parents should check with their primary health care provider or the county health department if they don’t know their child’s immunization status, WNDU reports.

The health department has a full list of required immunizations online.


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