University Immunization Rate in Indiana
2001 Assessment Results
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The six public universities covered by Indiana Code 20-12-71 can expect to have a much reduced risk of outbreaks of measles, mumps, rubella, and diphtheria as well as a reduced risk of encountering cases of tetanus as the student populationís herd immunity increases toward 100%.
All universities should achieve 100% compliance levels. To accomplish 100% compliance, immunization coverage levels will most likely have to reach 95% or higher, with the remainder of the student population complying by previous disease history, laboratory evidence of immunity, age, or religious or medical exemptions.
In order to achieve 100% compliance, each university will need to strictly enforce denial of second semester enrollment for students who have not complied as required by law.
Due to the shortage of Td vaccine during this school year, 192 students were unable to receive the Td immunization. These students are considered compliant with state law, however they will need to receive that vaccine in the future to be considered up-to-date for future school years.
Students who were not compliant with the state code by the beginning of the second semester of the 2000-2001 school year should have been identified and denied enrollment until requirements were met, as defined in IC 20-12-71-15.
Other colleges or universities that are not covered under the law can reduce their risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks by voluntarily enforcing a prematriculation policy at their institution.