2 new vaccines added to required Indiana shots

INDIANAPOLIS - With recent outbreaks of what were once eradicated diseases, like mumps and measles, health officials say vaccines for children are more important than ever.

These are the vaccination requirements in Indiana:

Kindergarten

  • Chicken pox
  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping cough
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A (*new requirement)

 

Sixth grade

  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus

 

12th grade

  • Meningitis (*new requirement)


Most of the required kindergarten vaccines are staggered throughout childhood, not done in one visit.

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