The State of Indiana has published the new immunization requirements for the 2018-19 school year. See the link above, page 2. Below you will find how the new requirements affect different grade levels.
- Hepatitis A will be required for grades K-4, 6, and 12. Requirements have been phased in the last few years, eventually to be required at all levels. Hepatitis A is a series of 2 shots given 6 months apart.
- Tdap and MCV4, as well as 2 doses of Hep A, are required for all students in grade 6.
- A second dose of MCV4, as well as 2 doses of Hep A, are required for grade 12.
Please contact your student’s doctor now so that appointments are available and may be completed prior to the start of school. The availability of appointments diminishes greatly as summer approaches. The Marion County Health Department’s phone is 317-221-5700, and offers appointments on some days of the week. In addition to private providers and the MCHD, other resources include Walgreen’s clinics or other pharmacies. Please confirm for your particular insurance coverage and for minimum age, if applicable.