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Health Awareness

Immunization Update

May 16, 2011


Dear Parent/guardian:


During the legislative session, Indiana code 20-34-4-2 was revised, requiring the
Indiana State Department of health (ISDH) to “adopt rules under IC4-22-2 to require
school age children to receive additional immunizations against the following:
Meningitis, Varicella, and Pertussis (whooping cough).
The additional
immunizations required under the rules shall include an immunization booster if
considered appropriate by the state department.”  Effective August 17, 2011;
without having proof of receiving these immunizations,  your child will be
excluded from attending school or participating in school related extra
curricular activities; please bring proof to the building nurse on or before this

Immunization requirements for 2011-2012 school year:

a. ALL students entering Kindergarten are required to have the following:
5 doses of DPT, 4 doses of polio (one given on or after the 4th birthday),
3 doses of Hepatitis B, 2 doses of MMR, and 2 doses of varicella (unless a
history of chicken pox is documented)

b. ALL 6th -12th grade 5 doses of DPT; 4 doses of polio (one given on or after
the 4th
birthday), 2 MMR, 2 doses of varicella vaccine, 1 dose of Tdap given on
or after 10 years of age; 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine (3rd dose must be given
on or after 24 weeks
of age); and 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine

Jenni Ortman, RN
Taylor High School/Middle School Nurse
765-453-1101 Ext. 295
765-455-5178 FAX
Nicki Hammond,RN
Taylor School Corporation Nurse
765-453-1500 Ext. 495 or 395


The Indiana State Department of Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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