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Head Start
Immunization Levels in Indiana
2000-2001 School Year

Data in this report was collected from 158 Head Start facilities
throughout Indiana and compiled by the Indiana State
Department of Health’s Immunization Program.

Frank L. O'Bannon

Indiana State Department of Health
Gregory A. Wilson, M.D., State Health Commissioner
Mary DePrez, Deputy State Health Commissioner

Public Health Services Commission
Joni Albright, M.P.A., Assistant Commissioner

Immunization Program
Michael Runau, M.S., Program Director

Primary Author
Geoff Prysak, M.P.H., Epidemiologist

Immunization Program
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Published: 07/2001



As required by 470 IAC 3-4.1-12, all licensed child care centers in Indiana must submit immunization reports to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on an annual basis. The data from the 2000-2001 Head Start facility immunization assessment is summarized in this report.   The intent of providing this information is to allow each facility to compare its coverage levels to county and state coverage levels. Although assessments are required only once per year, it is of utmost importance that upon enrollment, each facility inform parents as to which vaccines are required and give them a reasonable time frame for bringing their child(ren) “up-to-date.” The data, listed on the current web page (pending), is alphabetized by county, with state totals found at the bottom of each page. The following key is offered to explain the abbreviations which are used:

Abbreviation Explanation
Enr Number of children enrolled
Comp Number of children who have completed their immunizations according to State requirements
% Percent of enrolled children completing their immunization requirements according to State requirements


Data is presented for each age range for which reporting is required: 15-23 months of age and 2 – 4 years of age. In order to reduce the risk of vaccine preventable disease, every effort should be made by Head Start centers to ensure that all enrolled children are up-to-date for their required vaccinations.

To be considered complete, a child must have age-appropriately received vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Although immunizations against varicella (chicken pox) and hepatitis b are not required for enrollment in child care facilities in Indiana, coverage levels for these vaccines were reported and are shown in the Immunization Summary Report.



Table 1. Summary results of daycare immunization assessments,
1995-96 to 2000-2001 school years, Indiana.
1995-96 152 (17) 8,743 7,710 88%
1996-97 152 (6) 8,754 8,008 91%
1997-98 139 (21) 7,032 6,423 91%
1998-99 142 (22) 7,741 6,990 90%
1999-2000 161 (14) 8,609 7,330 85%
2000-2001 158 (25) 8,080 7,008 87%




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