INDIANA, USA — As families check off their back-to-school to-do lists, the Indiana Department of Health is making sure parents remember those required vaccines for students.
Officials say Indiana school children going into kindergarten, sixth grade and 12th grade are required to get age-specific vaccines prior to the start of the school year.
Health leaders have launched a campaign called "Start Smart!" to make it easier for students to get those immunizations.
With dozens of immunization clinics across central Indiana, this campaign offers routine vaccinations for babies, children and teens.
There is a digital interactive map that shows when and where each clinic will be held, along with how families can schedule an appointment.
At some locations, walk-up appointments are also accepted.
Marion County is offering 20 clinics this summer, in addition to vaccinations at primary care offices and the Marion County Health Department.
There are two upcoming clinics in Marion County:
- Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emma Donnan School
- Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shalom Health Fair
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends different vaccinations for different age groups.
Click here for the full list of recommended vaccinations for babies and children from birth to 6 years old.
You can also see the full list of recommended vaccinations for children and teens age 7 to 18 at this link.