Submitting Records to BCHS
Your student may bring immunization documentation to the Nursing office, or email documents to email@example.com. Documents can also be faxed to 317-251-3648. Questions? Contact the School Nursing Office (Jeanne Agostino and Monica Meyer) at 317-251-1451 ext. 2245, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: COVID positive test results should be sent to email@example.com, not firstname.lastname@example.org
Incoming Seniors: Timely attention to senior vaccines is important, especially the Meningococcal vaccines. There are 2 different meningococcal vaccines (MCV4 and Meningococcal B).
- Seniors are REQUIRED to have 2 MCV4 vaccines prior to the start of his/her Senior year. Note: Individuals who receive dose 1 on or after the 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4, per the Indiana State guidelines.
- Meningococcal B vaccinations are “recommended” for Senior year, however most colleges and universities require the 2 shot series prior to admission.
If your senior has not received the above, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization to BCHS. County Health Departments can assist with these vaccinations.
Timeframe for Immunizations
“Indiana Code 20-34-4-5 states that each school shall require parents to provide proof of student immunization status no later than the first day of school attendance. The same code also states that schools may grant one waiver for up to 20 days to allow students time to obtain the required school vaccines. Students who fail to comply with required school immunizations at the conclusion of this waiver period and who do not have a medical or religious exemption on file or other documentation indicating the immunizations are in progress are not in compliance with state law.”
To help prevent such issues, IDOH will be sending notices to parents of children who are missing one or more vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In addition, more information about summer vaccination clinics will be available in the coming weeks.
These immunization details are always available under Parents>>Resources, scroll down towards the bottom to find them.