6th Grade Vaccines Required

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6th Grade Vaccines Required

PARENTS OF 6th GRADE STUDENTS……. PLEASE READ BELOW:

The Indiana State Department of Health requires all students entering 6th grade to receive additional immunizations prior to the start of the school year. The required shots are:

-- Tdap (Tetanus diphtheria & acellular pertussis) booster

-- Meningococcal (meningitis)

Vaccines can be given at the Fishers Health Department, your child’s healthcare providers office, local minute clinics, or the Hamilton County Health Department (pre-registration is required). For more information, or to schedule an appointment with the Fishers Health Department, please visit the Fishers Health Department Website.

 

Appointments fill up quickly during the summer months; please schedule your child’s appointment now to avoid last-minute scheduling difficulties.

 

If your child will not turn 11 years old prior to the first day of school in August, he/she has 20 school days after their 11th birthday to be compliant with the above vaccines.

 

Please note: If your child has had a Religious or Medical Exemption on file, a new form must be signed/received each year. Forms are located on the HSE website under 'Departments', 'Health Services', then 'Immunizations'.

 

Please send your child’s updated immunization record (or Religious/Medical Exemption form) to FCI school nurse, Carol Gump, as soon as possible. The nurse can be reached at cgump@hse.k12.in.us, to answer questions regarding immunizations.

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