2020-2021 School Year Immunization Requirements
Your child’s health is important to us at P-H-M! We believe that healthy children are in a better position to take advantage of all the educational opportunities we offer; and immunizations help ensure your child’s health and well being. Immunizations provide vital protection against diseases not only for your child, but also all the children in our community’s schools.
Immunizations may be obtained from your family doctor, St. Joseph County Health Department, or other area clinics.
The Indiana State Department of Health requires parents/guardians to provide their child’s full immunization record to the student’s school health office on or before the first day of school, Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Failure to do so may result in a child’s exclusion from school until the immunization requirements have been met. The last deadline for schools to receive immunization records is Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.
Click to see the list of school Healthcare Services Offices with fax numbers to send your students’ immunizations records by the start of the school year.
New 2020-2021 Immunization Requirements
*If you have any questions about these new requirements, please click here for the list of P-H-M school nurses for you to contact.
Click here for the immunization requirements for the 2020-2021 school year from The Indiana State Department of Health.
The requirements include MCV4 which protects against Meningococcal Meningitis and is to be administered to students entering grades 6 and 12. This IDOE letter explains the risk of that disease and benefits of that vaccine.*
The Indiana State Department of Health has also provided Information to parents about the known link between the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer. Learn more about HPV vaccination here.*
If you have objections to immunizations for religious or other health reasons, the forms below must be filled out and returned to your child’s school.