Parents Encouraged to Vaccinate their Children Before School Starts
The Hamilton County Health Department will host four Back-To-School Immunization Clinics in July and August as part of a statewide effort to help families easily access school immunizations prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year.
“Routine immunizations are the best way to protect children from highly contagious diseases and can help ensure every student has a healthy start to the school year,” says Gema Lopez, School Immunization Liaison. “We’re encouraging parents of school-age children to check their children’s vaccine status and to take advantage of one of our upcoming clinics or schedule an appointment with their healthcare provider.”
The first of the four clinics will take place on Wednesday, July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County Health Department at 18030 Foundation Drive in Noblesville. Three other clinics are scheduled for August 2, August 16, and August 30 for the same times and location.
Those interested in participating are asked to register in advance at https://patients.vaxcare.com/registration. Parents need to enter the code IN15561 and then select their preferred date. Families should provide insurance information if available. There is an eight-dollar administration fee per vaccine for those who are uninsured or underinsured.
The clinics are open to children ages five and older. Indiana school children going into kindergarten, sixth grade, and 12th grade are required to receive age-specific immunizations prior to school starting. Please review the full list of 2023-2024 Required and Recommended School Immunizations for more information.