School Immunizations, Flu Shots, & the COVID-19 Vaccine
We're providing this information to keep parents and caregivers updated about required and recommended school immunizations, flu shots, and the COVID-19 vaccine.
The deadline to be sure your child is up-to-date with their required school vaccinations for the 2021-22 school year is November 4. Parents and caregivers will receive more information from school nurses. In the meantime, you can learn more by visiting the Indiana Department of Health's website or by downloading this helpful list.
Health experts are predicting this will be a difficult season for the flu. Consider contacting your family physician, visiting a retail pharmacy, or visiting the Hendricks County Health Department between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm each Wednesday during October.
COVID-19 Vaccine & Boosters
The CDC and FDA recently released COVID-19 boosters. These are available for people age 65 and up, who work in high-risk professions (e.g., educators), or who have compromised immune systems. The booster has only been approved for individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago. HRH is offering a COVID-19 booster clinic, and you can schedule your visit online. The Hendricks County Health Department is also holding walk-in clinics Each Wednesday in October from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Thursdays in October from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
In the coming weeks, approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11 seems likely. We will update information when it becomes available.
Note: Neither Moderna nor Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters have been approved. Health officials are reporting that it is unnecessary to allow time between your flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.