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Head Start
Immunization Levels in Indiana
2003-2004 School year

Data in this report was collected from 86 Head Start facilities
throughout Indiana and compiled by the Indiana State
Department of Health’s Immunization Program.

Joseph E. Kernan

State Health Commissioner
Gregory A. Wilson, M.D.

Indiana State Department of Health
Gregory A. Wilson, M.D., State Health Commissioner
M. Elizabeth Carroll, J.D., Deputy State Health Commissioner

Community and Family Health Services Commission
Wendy Gettelfinger, R.N., D.N.S., J.D., Assistant Commissioner

Immunization Program
Michael Runau, M.S., Program Director
Charlene Graves, M.D., Medical Director

Primary Author
Megan Steiger, M.P.H., Epidemiologist

Immunization Program
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Published: 07/2004


All licensed child care centers in Indiana must submit an immunization report to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on a yearly basis as required by 470 IAC 3-4.1-12. The data received from the 2003-2004 Head Start facility immunization report is summarized in this report.

Data is presented for the age range assessed, 2 to 5 year old children. To be considered complete, a 2 to 5 year old child enrolled in Head Start in Indiana must have received age-appropriate vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Immunizations against varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis b are not required for enrollment in a Head Start facility in Indiana, but are verified in the immunization report submitted to ISDH.


Table 1. Summary results of Head Start immunization assessments, 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 school years, Indiana.
# reporting sites
(# not reporting)
1999-2000 161 (14) 8,609 7,330 85%
2000-2001 158 (25) 8,080 7,008 87%
2001-2002 125 (4) 7,537 6,841 91%
2002 - 2003* 90 (12) 6,734 5,646 84%
2003 - 2004 86 (16) 5,879 5,375 91%

* Vaccine shortage experience during the 2002-2003 assessment year


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