Kids back in school must have their shots
School districts across Indiana are rushing to get records up to date on students‘ immunizations. A state mandate gives school districts roughly twenty days from the start of the school year to get all students immunized. Deadlines vary according to school size and population. However, all districts are required to their immunization information submitted by November 1.
Early immunizations include: five diptheria, tetanus and pertussis shots (DTAPs), four Polio shots, three Hepatitis-B immunizations, two Measles-Mumps-Rubella shots, two Chicken Pox shots or proof of history of the disease.
Middle school requirements include Tetanus and Pertussis boosters and Meningitis immunizations.
The immunizations are required for grades K through 12. There are exemptions allowed for religious or medical reasons.