School Has Begun – Is Your Child Up To Date on Immunizations?

CHECKLIST OF BACK TO SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS BY THE STATE OF INDIANA

  • Well child physical examinations for children entering kindergarten and 7th grade. Check with your pre-school as they also may require a well visit.
  • Sports physical examination for anyone participating in 2018 fall and winter sports, and spring of 2019
  • Immunizations for children entering grades K-12

IMMUNIZATIONS AND WELL CHILD PHYSICALS

Immunization requirements vary by the child’s age and frequently have been completed during previous visits to our office. If your child is entering preschool, kindergarten or 7th grade they also need a well child physical which can be done at the same time their immunizations are updated. State immunization requirements can be found at hchcares.org/newcastlepeds or from the Indiana State Department of Health at chirp.in.gov/docs/2018-2019%20SchoolVaccinations.pdf.

Please call our office if you have a question about which immunization shots your child might need.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

Fall sports participants should have their Sports Physicals now unless they previously had one after April 1, 2018. The IHSAA considers physicals performed after April 1 to be valid for the entire school year (fall, winter and spring). They also require the student to have 10 practices in before their first game/meet so it is essential to schedule the physical now.

When you arrive for the sports physical, please bring a copy of the IHSAA form filled out with the information that is provided by the parent. This is important health information for your provider to know as part of conducting the sport physical.

The IHSAA forms are available at ihsaa.org/Schools/Forms.

Families should check with their insurance to make sure Sports Physicals are covered as there are times when a Sports Physical is not covered by insurance. Wellness physicals usually are covered but a Sports Physical and Well Child Physical are different. If your child needs both, please let us know this when you schedule your appointment.

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