Lebanon Reporter

January 12, 2013

Schools to crack down on proof of chicken pox vaccinations, immunity

By Rod Rose
Assistant Managing Editor

Boone County — Public school students must have proof they have either been vaccinated against varicella (chicken pox) or contracted the disease, thereby becoming immune, before they will be enrolled in classes next fall, the Indiana State Department of Health has ruled.

Pupils in kindergarten through 12th grade must show proof of either receiving two valid doses of the varicella vaccine, or “a documented history of having chicken pox disease,” the ISDH said in announcing those and other new immunization requirements.