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Immunizations

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.  In accordance with state law, parents/guardians are required to furnish—no later than the first day of school after your child’s enrollment—proof of your child’s immunization status, either as a written document from the health care provider who administered the immunizations or documentation provided from the state immunization data registry. 

 

For the 2022-2023 school year, please furnish the immunization paperwork before the first day of school in August 17, 2022By doing so, this will prevent any interruption to your student’s attendance at the start of the school year. Failure to do so may result in a child’s exclusion from school until the immunization requirements have been met. 

 

Immunization Requirements for 2022-2023 school year

  • 5 doses of DtaP/DTP/DT (4 doses are acceptable if the fourth dose was administered on or after the fourth birthday)

  • 4 doses of Polio (3 doses are acceptable if the third dose was on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose and only one type of vaccine was used. The final dose must be administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose!)

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B (3rd dose of Hep B must be after the age of 24 weeks)

  • 2 doses of  MMR (on or after the first birthday)

  • 2 doses of Varicella, otherwise known as Chickenpox (on or after the first birthday and separated by 3 months or written physician documentation of the month and year of disease)

  • 2 doses of Hepatitis A (the minimum interval between the dose #1 and dose #2 is 6 calendar months) 

*If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact your school’s Health Office.

 

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.


 


 

Click here for the immunization requirements 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.

 

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