The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) has partnered with local health departments and other healthcare entities across the state to host back-to-school immunization clinics this summer as part of a statewide Start Smart public awareness campaign to help families easily access required and recommended school immunizations prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year.
>> The Grant County Health Department has daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available!
Call 765-651-2401 ext. 3112 to make an appointment for your student.
Hours at the Grant County Health Department, 401 S. Adams St., Marion (inside the Grant County Offices), are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available on Tuesdays, and weekend appointments available on Saturdays.
The clinics are open to children ages 5 and older. Families will not be charged at the site of the clinic but should provide insurance information if available.
“Over the last two years, immunization rates for diseases like measles, mumps and chicken pox have fallen 10 percent across Indiana, which puts children at greater risk of highly contagious, yet highly preventable, diseases,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “While many parents already have appointments scheduled with their child’s pediatrician, we know that some may be having difficulty with access. These community clinics bring the services to areas with the greatest need to help ensure every child is protected before they walk into the classroom.”
If you are looking for details for community immunization clinics in other locations, click here to view the map.
IDOH is also mailing letters to parents of children whose state immunization records show they are behind on a required immunization.
“Immunizations are an essential part of keeping students healthy, and we encourage every family to take advantage of these local opportunities to get their children caught up and take one important task off their back-to-school checklist,” Dr. Box said.