Indiana 2023-2024 Required & Recommended School Immunizations
- Are immunizations required for all children enrolled in school?
- What information must be included on the physician's statement to document immunization?
- Who should interpret lab results for evidence of immunity?
- What is the minimum age for MMR vaccine to be counted as a valid dose?
- What must a medical exemption contain?
- What must a religious objection contain?
- If a child does not present an immunization record or is not up to date with his/her immunizations, may he/she enroll in school?
- What immunization education materials must be provided to the parents of enrolled students?
- Does ISDH determine if a child is excluded from school for incomplete immunizations?
HepB: The minimum age for the 3rd dose of Hepatitis B is 24 weeks of age.
DTaP: 4 doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child’s 4th birthday.
Polio*: 3 doses of Polio are acceptable for all grade levels if the 3rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose.
*For students in grades K-10, the final dose must be administered on or after the 4th birthday and be administered at least 6 months after the previous dose.
Varicella: Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 12th grade. Parent report of disease history is not acceptable.
Tdap: There is no minimum interval from the last Td dose.
MCV4: Individuals who receive dose 1 on or after the 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4.
Hepatitis A: The minimum interval between 1st and 2nd dose is 6 calendar months. 2 doses are required for all grades Pre-K through 12.
COVID-19: COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for all students five years of age and older per CDC and FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.
Review required after FDA full approval.