Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

5320 - IMMUNIZATION OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOL

Principals are to use the following guidelines in addition to those provided in AG 5111.

Minimum Requirements for Entry (Effective beginning school year 2015-2016)

Three (3) to five (5) year old Pre-school children

 

A.

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)

     
 

B.

4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

C.

3 Polio (Inactivated Polio)

     
 

D.

1 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

     
 

E.

1 Varicella (Chickenpox)

Kindergarten and Grade 1

 

A.

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)

     
 

B.

5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

C.

4 Polio (Inactivated Polio)

     
 

D.

2 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

     
 

E.

2 Varicella (Chickenpox)

     
 

F.

2 Hep A (Hepatitis A)

Grades 2 through 5

 

A.

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)

     
 

B.

5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

C.

4 Polio (Inactivated Polio)

     
 

D.

2 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

     
 

E.

2 Varicella (Chickenpox)

Grades 6 through 11

 

A.

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)

     
 

B.

5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

C.

4 Polio (Inactivated Polio)

     
 

D.

2 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

     
 

E.

2 Varicella (Chickenpox)

     
 

F.

1 Tdap (Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

G.

1 MCV4 (Meningococcal conjugate)

Grade 12

 

A.

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)

     
 

B.

5 DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

C.

4 Polio (Inactivated Polio)

     
 

D.

2 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

     
 

E.

2 Varicella (Chickenpox)

     
 

F.

1 Tdap (Tetanus and Pertussis)

     
 

G.

2 MCV4 (Meningococcal conjugate)

Hep B: The minimum age for the third dose of Hepatitis B is twenty-four (24) weeks of age.

DTap: Four (4) doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child's fourth birthday.

Polio: Three (3) doses of polio vaccine are acceptable for all grade levels if third dose was administered on or after child's fourth birthday and at least six (6) months after the previous dose with only one (1) type of vaccine used (all OPV or all IPV).

For students in grades kindergarten through 5, the final dose must be administered on or after the fourth birthday, and be administered at least six (6) months after the previous dose.

Live vaccines (MMR, Varicella and LAIV): Live vaccines that are not administered on the same day must be administered a minimum of twenty-eight (28) days apart. The second dose should be repeated if the doses are separated by less than twenty-eight (28) days.

Varicella: Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 7th grade. A signed statement from the parent/guardian indicating history of disease is acceptable for grades 8 through 12.

Tdap: There is no minimum interval from the last Td dose.

MCV4: Individuals who receive dose 1 on or after their sixteenth birthday only need one (1) dose of MCV4.

* For children who have delayed immunizations, please refer to the 2015 CDC "Catch-up Immunization Schedule" to determine adequately immunizing doses. All minimum intervals and ages for each vaccination as specified per 2015 CDC guidelines must be met for a dose to be valid. These guidelines can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/.

Exemptions

 

A.

A written statement from any health care provider that an immunization is medically contraindicated for a specified period of time and the reasons for the medical contraindications will exempt a student from the specific immunization requirements for the period of time specified in the health care provider's statement.

     
 

B.

A student shall be exempted from mandatory immunization if the parent objects in a written signed statement upon the grounds that the proposed immunization interferes with the free exercise of the student's religious rights.

     
 

C.

The health care provider's or parent's statement is to be kept by the school as part of the student's immunization record.

Provisional Admission to School

A student may be admitted to school on a provisional basis if a health care provider or the local health department indicates that immunization of the student has been initiated and that the student is in the process of complying with all immunization requirements. A schedule of proposed immunizations must be on record at the school office.

Information concerning meningococcal disease shall be provided to students and parents at the beginning of the school year.

Materials concerning immunizations and immunization preventable diseases shall be provided to parents and guardians of students by the principal of each school, who shall obtain these materials from the State Department of Education. Posting the materials on the school building’s website shall satisfy the distribution requirement.

Information concerning the link between cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and that an immunization against the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is available as prescribed by the State Department of Health shall be provided to the parent of each student who is entering grade 6.

Annual Review of Immunization Data in State Registry

The principal of each school shall submit complete immunization data for the students in his/her school using the Indiana State Department of Health's immunization data registry, notify the Superintendent that s/he has completed this task, and provide the Superintendent with a copy of the immunization data submitted. The Superintendent shall review all of the immunization data for the School Corporation in the state immunization registry to ensure it is complete not later than the first Friday in February each year.

Records Available for Inspection

The principal shall make immunization records available for inspection by authorized representatives of the State Department of Health.

I.C. 20-30-5-18
I.C. 20-34-4-1
I.C. 20-34-4-2
I.C. 20-34-4-3
I.C. 20-34-4-5
I.C. 20-34-4-5.5
I.C. 20-34-4-6
410 IAC 1-1-1 et seq., Indiana State Department of Health School Immunization Requirements

Revised 9/10/14
Revised 3/9/15
Revised 8/12/15

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