Indiana Organizations Stress Importance of Childhood Vaccinations During National Infant Immunization Week

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (INAAP) and the Indiana Immunization Coalition (IIC) encourage parents to review their children’s vaccination schedule as part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27. NIIW is an annual observance to promote benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old and younger.  CLICK HERE to read full press release…

Spring Break: Beat the Summer Rush, Get Vaccinated Now!

Effective Immediately – The 2012-2013 school year is almost over! It’s not too early to get vaccinated for the upcoming school year. In fact, Spring Break is a great time to beat the summer vaccination rush! The Indiana Immunization Coalition wants to encourage parents of school aged children to plan ahead for required school immunizations. You can find a list of all 2013-2014 vaccines required for school entry based on age and grade by visiting  CLICK HERE to view entire Press Release…

Town Hall Series: “Vaccines–Yesterday & Today”

Click Here to view the video: Town Hall Series: “Vaccines–Yesterday & Today”

Teen’s death shows how flu can kill in a flash

“Austin Booth didn’t feel great, but well enough to play in a high school varsity basketball game and even made it to school the next day.  When he started coughing up blood, his mother knew to take him to the emergency room.

It was too late.  Six days later, Austin, who had been perfectly health, had died from something as mundane as the flu”

Click Here to read the entire story by Maggie Fox, NBC News, 10/18/2012

National Immunization Awareness Month Press Release and Op Ed

“The Indiana Immunization Coalition (IIC) and the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (INAAP) are encouraging all Hoosiers to review their immunization records and those of their children as part of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).  Organizations across the country are placing a special focus throughout August on promoting the benefits of immunizations in order to improve the health of all Americans.”

CLICK HERE to read the entire press release and Op Ed.


IIC Press Release: School Immunization Requirements

The Indiana Immunization Coalition distributed a press release to many media outlets across Indiana last week.  The press release highlights the 2012-2013 school vaccination requirements.  You can find the 2012-2013 school year immunization requirements by visiting

CLICK HERE to view the press release

MyVaxIndiana Web Portal

July 23, 2012–The Indiana State Department of Health has launched MyVaxIndiana.   MyVaxIndiana is a web based program created to allow Hoosiers to access their immunization history through CHIRP.  Below is a detailed explanation from the MyVaxIndiana website:

“The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) maintains an Immunization Information System known as CHIRP (Children and Hoosier’s Immunization Registry Program).  The purpose of CHIRP is to collect, forecast, manage, and share vaccine data to registered medical providers in Indiana.  A provider may include private medical facilities, local health departments, hospitals, schools, and daycares.  The program is run under the Indiana Code 16-38-5 which allows for providers and their designees to access data from CHIRP.  In addition an individual also may access their personal or their dependents vaccine record from either the registered CHIRP provider or directly from the Indiana State Department of Health.

As an update to the existing process, ISDH has created the MyVaxIndiana Immunization Portal which enables a person to access a vaccine record from any computer.  To begin this process a registered CHIPR provider will create a patient ID number (PIN) which will grant a person specific patient access to the record they have requested.  A parent or guardian could request a PIN to view their dependents immunization history, or any individual could do the same for their own record.  They then have a number of options as to how their data can be viewed and saved.  This includes an option to print and save the Official Immunization Record, download the record into a file format that may be compatible with their Personal Health Record System (PHR), or have it faxed or mailed to them.

To find out if your provider uses CHIRP, or what providers in your area do, please click below to see the facilities online with CHIRP.”

Find out who’s online in your county

2012-2013 Indiana School Immunization Requirements

CLICK HERE to view the 2012-2013 Indiana School Immunization Requirements page.  You can also find this page under the “Just For Parents” tab at the top of the home page!

Vaccinate Indiana PSA’s

Vaccinate Indiana PSA

Vaccines Are Safe PSA

IIC Flu PSA (:15)

IIC Flu PSA (:30)

HPV PSA (:30)

HPV PSA (:15)

Chickenpox PSA

Measles PSA

Shingles PSA

Pneumococcal PSA

Pertussis PSA

Measles epidemic hits Indiana

“An epidemic can be defined as an uncontrolled movement of a virus throughout a population in an uncontrolled manner. Indiana is not immune, and is experiencing it’s own epidemic of measles.” ( Click Here to read the whole story

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