Updated: Diciembre 9, 2013

Contact Information

Indiana State Department of Health -Communicable Diseases
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, 46204
Phone: (317) 233-7704
Fax: (317) 233-7805

Vaccine Requirements for the State of Indiana

Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.

Vaccine Age/Grade Comments
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP), Tdap Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 3-5 years of age: 4 doses of DTaP. 

K-5th- 5 doses of DTaP

6th-12th- 1 Tdap

Hepatitis A Kindergarden K - 2 doses.
Hepatitis B Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade K-2- 3 doses. The minimum age for the 3rd dose of Hepatitis B is 24 weeks of age.
Hib None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start, K-12-  1 dose after 1st birthday

K,1,6-  2nd dose measles is required prior to entry to Grade 6;  al new enterers for K or Grade 1

College, University-  State residentail campuses (MMR and 2nd dose measles)

Meningococcal 6th-12th

6th - 10th - 1 dose of MCV4.

11th-12th - 2 doses of MCV4. Students who receive their first dose of MCV4 on or after their 16th birthday will not need a booster dose of vaccine.

Pneumococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Polio Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 3 doses.


K-3rd - 4 doses. The 4th dose of polio vaccine must be administered on or after child’s fourth birthday. This applies only to kindergarten through 3rd grades for 2013-2014. Three doses of polio vaccine are acceptable if 3rd dose was administered on or after child’s fourth birthday and the doses are all IPV or all OPV.

Varicella Day Care, Head Start, K-12 2 doses. Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 5th grade. A signed statement from the parent/guardian indicating history of disease, including month and year is acceptable for children in grades 6-12.