February 22, 2019

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Immunization Requirements

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Indiana law (IC 20-34-4 et seq., Policies 5320, 5330, 5340 and 5341) requires that whenever a student enrolls in school, the parent/guardian must furnish a written statement of the student’s immunization unless such a statement is already on file at the school. The statement must be accompanied by a physician’s certification of the immunization history.  The parent/guardian must furnish this statement upon enrollment.

When a parent/guardian objects to immunization on religious grounds, the objection does not exempt a child from any testing, examination, immunization, or treatment unless the objection is: (1) made in writing; (2) signed by the child’s parent/guardian; and (3) delivered to the child’s teacher or to the individual who might order a test, an exam, an immunization or a treatment absent the objection.

Religious objection and medical exemption must be resubmitted annually, by first date of attendance.

The list of Immunization Requirements below were accurate at the time of publishing. For the most up to date requirements please go to: MSDWT Health Services.

GRADE  MINIMUM IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Pre- Kindergarten

  • 4 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), pediatric diphtheria-tetanus vaccine (DT), or any combination of the three are required.
  • 3 doses of either oral polio (OPV) or inactivated polio (IPV) vaccine in any combination.
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 1 dose of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 1 dose of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 1 dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or written history of disease. Parental history of chickenpox disease is acceptable as proof of immunity (no vaccine needed). A written statement from the parent/guardian indicated dates of disease and signed is sufficient. Documentation by a physician is not necessary.

Kindergarten – Grade 4

  • 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), or pediatric diphtheria-tetanus vaccine (DT). Four (4) doses are acceptable if the 4th dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday. [Under 7 years of age.]
  • 4 doses of any combination of IPV or OPV by age 4-6, or 3 doses of all OPV or all IPV are acceptable if the 3rd dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least six (6) months after the previous dose.
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 doses of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or written history of disease. Parental history of chickenpox disease is acceptable as proof of immunity (no vaccine needed). A written statement from the parent/guardian indicating dates of disease and signed is sufficient. Documentation is necessary.

Grade 5

  • 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), pediatric diphtheria-tetanus vaccine (DT), or tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. [Age 7 or older.]
  • 4 doses of any combination of IPV or OPV by age 4-6, or 3 doses of all OPV or all IPV are acceptable if the 3rd dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least six (6) months after the previous dose.
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 doses of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or written history of disease. Parental history of chickenpox disease is acceptable as proof of immunity (no vaccine needed). A written statement from the parent/guardian indicating dates of disease and signed is sufficient. Documentation by a physician is not necessary.

Grade 6

  • 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), pediatric diphtheria-tetanus vaccine (DT), or tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. [Age 7 or older.]
  • 4 doses of any combination of IPV or OPV by age 4-6, or 3 doses of all OPV or all IPV are acceptable if the 3rd dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least six (6) months after the previous dose.
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • 2 doses of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or written history of disease. Parental history of chickenpox disease is acceptable as proof of immunity (no vaccine needed). A written statement from the parent/guardian indicating dates of disease and signed is sufficient. Documentation by a physician is not necessary.
  • 1 dose of Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 1 dose of MCV4 (meningococal)

Grades 7 – 11

  • 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), pediatric diphtheria-tetanus vaccine (DT), or tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. [Age 7 or older.]
  • 4 doses of any combination of IPV or OPV by age 4-6, or 3 doses of all OPV or all IPV are acceptable if the 3rd dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least six (6) months after the previous dose.
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 doses of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or written history of disease. Parental history of chickenpox disease is acceptable as proof of immunity (no vaccine needed). A written statement from the parent/guardian indicating dates of disease and signed is sufficient. Documentation by a physician is not necessary.
  • 1 dose of Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 1 dose of MCV4 (meningococcal)

Grade 12

  • 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), pediatric diphtheria-tetanus vaccine (DT), or tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. [Age 7 or older.]
  • 4 doses of any combination of IPV or OPV by age 4-6, or 3 doses of all OPV or all IPV are acceptable if the 3rd dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose.
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • 2 doses of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine on or after the first birthday or written history of disease. Parental history of chickenpox disease is acceptable as proof of immunity (no vaccine needed). A written statement from the parent/guardian indicating dates of disease and signed is sufficient. Documentation by a physician is not necessary.
  • 1 dose of Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 2 doses of MCV4 (meningococal) Students who receive their first dose of MCV4 on or after their 16th birthday will not need a booster dose of vaccine.

If the student does not meet the immunization requirement pursuant to I.C.20-23-4-2, the student will be removed from school until the parent/guardian can provide proof of immunization unless:

  1. There is a valid religious objection under I.C.20-34-3-2;
  2. An exception as provided for the child’s health under I.C.20-34-3-3; or
  3. For chicken pox, the parent provides a signed written statement that the student has indicated a history of chicken pox.

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