For the upcoming school year, an additional immunization is required by law for 12th grade students: Two meningococcal (also called MCV 4) vaccines are mandatory, unless the student’s first shot is given at age 16 or older, in which case one dose is sufficient.
Immunization records are due by the first day of school. On August 18th, Perry Township will exclude students who are not current with vaccinations from attending school.
If your child still needs this immunization, please contact your pediatrician’s office or the Marion County Public Health Department. The health department clinics provide free vaccinations for people who have Medicaid Part A, and charge a flat fee of $10 for those with other types of health insurance. There are walk-in hours and appointment-only hours at the following local Marion County Public Health Department clinics:
• 505 E. National Avenue, (317) 783-2474
• 2532 E. Stop 11 Road, (317) 883-3165