State law requires that when a student is in a school corporation for the first time, or any subsequent time and at any level, the parents must show either that the student has been immunized or that a current religious or medical objection is on file. Parents must provide the school corporation with complete immunization records prior to the beginning of the school year. (Please note that beginning with the 2019-20 school year, parents of students entering kindergarten at MCAS must also provide documentation that their child has had a lead level screening test.)
for information on the immunizations that children are required to have by the State of Indiana.
2020-2021 School Year: Immunization Requirements and Recommendations
Kindergarten: Lead Testing Requirements & Information
The LaPorte County Health Department offers immunizations for Medicaid, uninsured or under-insured students, by appointment. Call 219-326-6808 ext 2200 or219-874-5611 ext 7780 for details! (Please note that as of February 1, 2012, the Health Dept. will no longer provide immunizations to students who have health insurance coverage. "Under" insured patients are still eligible for vaccines not covered by their insurance. Please contact your insurance company to determine what vaccines are covered prior to making an appointment.)