The Indiana State Department of Health believes that protecting Indiana's citizens from vaccine preventable diseases is one of the most important roles of public health. Indiana is experiencing an increase in hepatitis A cases. To ensure that all of Indiana's youth are properly protected against this disease, new school immunization requirements were implemented in fall 2020. All students in kindergarten through 12th grade who attend an accredited school in Indiana are required to have two doses of hepatitis A vaccine.
Please make an appointment with your healthcare provider to complete the series and discuss any other adolescent vaccines that might be needed to protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases and/or cancer, including human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningitis B.
* If you have a religious objection to vaccinations, the objection must be in writing, signed by the child’s parent, and delivered to the school. A religious objection must state that the objection to an immunization is based on religious grounds. To ensure the continued religious objection status for a student, parents must provide written documentation of the religious objection each school year. If you need a Religious Objection Form please contact the school's health office. Please note that Medical Exemptions and Religious Objections must be completed every school year, within 20 days of the start of the school year. Failure to comply within the first 20 days of the school year may result in exclusion proceedings per State Code IC 20-34-3-2 and MCCSC policy 5320.
If you have questions about your child's immunization history, MyVaxlndiana is an online tool that allows individuals to access their immunization records after receiving a secure personal information number (PIN) from their healthcare providers. This tool enables individuals to view, print or electronically store their records since 2012. Please ask your healthcare provider how to access your child's record.
Yours in health,
The Indiana Immunization Program
Questions or concerns can be directed to the health office at Boonville High School at 897-4701.