School Required Immunizations

  • Indiana law states that students in all grades are required to meet the minimum immunization requirements.  The immunization record must include the student's name, date of birth, and vaccine given and date (month/day/year) of each immunization.  Below lists the Indiana school requirements of immunizations and doses the students must have before attending class.   
      
    2021-22 SCHOOL REQUIRED VACCINES
     
    SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO MEET THE STATE REQUIREMENT:
    1. A current vaccination record stating the vaccines and the date for those that are required. Please do not resend a copy if the nurse has the most current copy.
    2. Religious Objection FORM & Notice of Exclusion for Objection print out the Religious Objection form and the Notice of Exclusion for Objection form make sure you select those vaccines that your objecting to on religious basis.  The form must be renewed every school year.
    3. Medical Exception FORM & Notice of Exclusion for medical exception print out the Medical Exception form and have it completed and signed by your child's physician. Print out the Notice of Exclusion for Medical Exception form sign and send to the nurse with the physician signed medical exception form. 
    WHAT IF MY DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT IS AFTER SCHOOL BEGINS?
    Send a note to your school nurse stating your childs name, date of birth and the date of the planned appointment before the first day of school. 
      

    THE CHILDREN AND HOOSIERS IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY PROGRAM (CHIRP)

    The Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program is an online system maintained by the Indiana Department of Health that stores and updates immunization records of both children and adults in Indiana. This registry provides an excellent method of tracking student immunization history, and enables school nurses and others to easily check on the immunization status of students. The registry is currently available to the Indiana Department of Health, the immunization data registry of another state, a healthcare provider, a local health department, an elementary or secondary school that is attended by the individual, a child care center, and the office of Medicaid policy and planning or a contractor of the office of Medicaid policy and planning. I.C. 16-38-5-3. Engrossed Senate Bill 219 would add a provider’s designee, a child placing agency, and a college or university that is attended by the individual to the list of persons to whom the immunization information may be released.

    Westfield Washington Schools encourages parents to give each school nurse permission to release information about your child's immunizations.

    If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.

     
    Would you like a copy of the immunization records listed in the Children and Hoosier Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP)? 
    Contact your physician to provide you parental access to the registry.  See MY VAX  Please note school nurses can view the vaccinations but can not give you parental access this must be completed by your child's physican. 
     
    Need finacial assistance to get the required vaccines? 
    Health and Wellness Information- see Community Health Care Resources