If a child does not present an immunization record or is not up to date...
with his/her immunizations, may he/she enroll in school?
Yes. Indiana Code (IC 20-34-4-5) states that a child is not permitted to attend school beyond the first day without furnishing a written record, unless:
- The school gives a waiver (for a period not to exceed 20 days); or
- The local health department or a physician determines that the child’s immunizations have been delayed due to extreme circumstances and that the required immunizations will not be completed by the first day of school. The parent must furnish a written statement and a time schedule approved by a physician or health department; or
- A medical exemption or religious objection is on file.