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Immunization Levels in Indiana

2003-2004 School Year

Data in this report was collected from 417 daycare facilities
throughout Indiana and compiled by the Indiana State
Department of Health’s Immunization Program.

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

Published: 06/2004

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

Public Health Services Commission
Wendy Gettlefinger, 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



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 2003-2004 daycare facility immunization assessment is summarized in this report. Data was submitted for children in daycare centers between the ages of 15 to 23 months and 2 to 5 years.

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” even though assessments are required only once per year. To be considered complete, a child must have age-appropriately received vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcus and chickenpox. Although immunization against hepatitis b is not required for enrollment in child care facilities in Indiana, coverage levels for this vaccine was reported and is shown in the Immunization Status Report.


Table 1. Summary results of daycare immunization assessments,
1999-2000 to 2003-2004 school years, Indiana.
1999-2000 426 (151) 33,058 28,116 85%
2000-2001 481 (198) 36,215 27,050 75%
2001-2002 484 (66) 35,324 31,457 89%
2002-2003 438 (133) 34,012 28,994 85%
2003-2004 417 (117) 27,020 21,073 78%


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