IMMUNIZATIONS

IMMUNIZATIONS

Indiana law requires that all students meet the minimum immunization requirements in order to attend school. When a student enrolls in the School Town of Highland the parent and guardian must provide record of the students immunizations or a current religious or medical exemption on file with the school. The parents have a 20 day grace period to met the immunization requirements. If the school does not receive immunization records or if the student has not met state immunization requirements after the 20 day grace period, the student will be excluded from school until requirements are met. 

Please be advised that starting the 2020-2021 school year, the School Town of Highland will no longer give the 20 day grace period and all immunization requirements need to be met prior to the student starting school.

Medical or Religious Exemptions

Medical Exemptions to immunizations must be signed by a physician and parent/guardian every school year. The medical exemption must contain that a particular immunization would be detrimental to the student’s health. If a parent refuses immunization for their student based on religious beliefs, a religious exemption form needs to fill out by the parent/guardian every school year. If there would be an outbreak of a disease that your child has not been vaccinated for, your child would be excluded from school for the duration of the outbreak. 


New Immunizations

All grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year will require 2 Hepatitis A vaccinations. After your students receives any immunizations, please provide a copy of your updated shot record to the school nurse.

Immunizations Chart 2020-21