The Indiana State Department of Health believes that protecting Indiana's citizens from vaccinepreventable diseases is one of the most important roles of public health. Indiana is experiencing an increase in hepatitis A cases. To ensure that all of Indiana's youth are properly protected against this disease, new school immunization requirements are being implemented for fall 2020. All students in kindergarten through 12th grade who attend an accredited school in Indiana will be required to have two doses of hepatitis A vaccine for the 2020-21 school year.
Records from the Indiana Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) indicate that your child has not completed the two-dose hepatitis A vaccine series. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended by the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices for all ages and is safe and effective at preventing hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver infection. The Hepatitis A vaccine series is a two dose series that requires six months between doses. Please contact your healthcare provider to discuss options for vaccination and if your child is eligible to receive publicly-funded vaccine.
Please make an appointment with your healthcare provider to complete the series and discuss any other adolescent vaccines that might be needed to protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases and/or cancer, including human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningitis B.
If you have questions about your child's immunization history, MyVaxlndiana is an online tool that allows individuals to access their immunization records after receiving a secure personal information number (PIN) from their healthcare providers. This tool enables individuals to view, print or electronically store their records since 2012. Please ask your healthcare provider how to access your child's record.
Yours in health,
The Indiana Immunization Program
Questions or concerns can be directed to the health office at Boonville High School at 897-4701.
Freshman Orientation Letter
Welcome to Boonville High School from the Health Office. The health office is staffed everyday. Our goal is to keep your student healthy and in school. If your student has a medical condition, please let the health office know so we can document it.
Medication sheets are available upon request in the office. Please fill out the form and your student can return it with the medication on the first day of school. There are no stock medications in the school so if your student is prone to headaches, etc. and needs Tylenol or Advil or other over the counter medication, please send in advance. All medication must be in the original container with the student?s name on the bottle. If it is a prescription medication, the label must match the way it is to be administered at school. Students can deliver their medication to the health office but must have a signed request from the parent or guardian to take meds back home. To prevent any problems, all meds should be kept in the health office. This means students are not allowed to carry any medication in the halls. No meds can be given unless there is a written consent from the parent or guardian.
Ill students must go to the nurse and have the nurse contact their parent regarding any need to leave school. The school nurse or office personnel must speak directly with the parent/guardian in order to write a pass enabling the student to leave the building without being considered unexcused or truant. This is very important. Please discourage your student texting or using their cell phone to call as this will result in a demerit for the student.
Please feel free to call the office at any time during the school day or email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Please let us know how we can help your student enjoy the school year.
Brenda Hachmeister R.N. School Nurse