New Vaccination Requirement for All Students
Indiana’s immunization requirements for the 2020-21 school year include a new requirement for ALL grade levels to have 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. Students entering kindergarten, 6th grade and 12th grade have additional vaccinations needed. Families are encouraged to contact their family doctor as soon as possible to see what vaccinations are needed and make an appointment. Beginning the process of immunizations is important since any child who needs their Hepatitis A vaccinations will need to have two doses spaced six months apart. Mooresville's deadline for vaccinations is on September 2, 2020.
Indiana Code states a document of immunizations must be provided to the school upon enrollment which shows the child has received at least the minimum number of doses for his/her age. A child may not be permitted to attend beyond the first day of school if this requirement is not met unless:
- the school grants a waiver that may not exceed twenty (20) days; or
- it has been determined there are extreme circumstances and the parent shall furnish a written statement and a time schedule approved by a physician or the local health department for the completion of the remainder of the immunizations; or
- a medical or religious exemption is signed and on file with the school and renewed yearly.
Please contact your health care provider or the Morgan County Health Department for more information and recommendations regarding these vaccines. If you need additional information about your child's documentation, please contact your child's school office.