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School Immunization Requirements
PROTECT YOURSELF AND THOSE
It is always better to
prevent a disease than treat after it occurs. One of the
best ways to protect yourself and your family is to get
School is starting soon,
now is the time to check your familiesí vaccination records
and make sure they are up-to-date. Donít wait until school
starts to get your vaccination.
Ripley County Health
Department is pleased to announce it has implemented a
Medical Billing program and is excited to now offer
immunizations and TB test not only to the uninsured and
Medicaid, but to Anthem, Cigna/Sagamore and Tri Care card
Beginning August first,
there will be a $ 5.00 charge for TB test. They will no
longer be free.
We are still in the
credentialing process for other insurance providers and will
offer immunizations as soon as we are approved by these
providers. Please call our Nursing Division for updates.
Immunizations are available
by appointment only. Insurance card and identification must
be presented at time of vaccination.
Please call 812-689-0506 for
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) maintains an
Immunization Information System known as CHIRP (Children and
Hoosierís Immunization Registry Program). The purpose of CHIRP
is to collect, forecast, manage, and share vaccine data to
registered medical providers in Indiana. A provider may include
private medical facilities, local health departments, hospitals,
schools, and pharmacies. The program is run under the Indiana
Code 16-38-5 which allows for providers and their designees to
access data from CHIRP. In addition an individual also may
access their personal or their dependents vaccine record from
either the registered CHIRP provider or directly from the
Indiana State Department of Health
Last year's vaccine prevented the equivalent of a full NFL
stadium from flu-related hospitalizations. So far this
flu season Indiana has had 3 reported Flu related deaths.
Itís not too late to get vaccinated!
Contact the Ripley County Health Dept. today to Schedule
your appointment at 812-689-0508
Children's Flu Vaccine: Free
Adult Flu Vaccine: $10.00 is appreciated